From a short story by Kurt Vonnegut. Christopher Walken is a shy hardware store employee. But whenever he takes a part in a local amateur theater production, he becomes the part completely--while on stage. Susan Sarandon is new in town, a lonely itinerant telephone company employee. On a whim, she auditions for and gets the part of Stella to Walken's Stanley when the theater group does A Streetcar Named Desire. Before anyone realizes the growing affection between Helene and Stanley, she falls deeply in love with the sexy brute, not knowing what the real man is like.
Reid Gagle (with corrections by Fiona!)
Did You Know?
When Helene (Sarandon) and Harry (Walken) have a picnic during a rehearsal break, halfway through the film, Harry gets rattled and begins twisting and fluttering his napkin. Sarandon does the same with her own napkin, in mimicry, to show her own nervousness. See more
[Helene is auditioning for "A Streetcar named Desire," but she reads the lines stiltedly
With a little feeling. Now, pretend that George is Stanley, and that you love him very passionately.
[George smiles flirtatiously - in a rugged, manly way, of course
On second thought, just try to imagine Stanley. Now, let's take it from where we left off.
[George frowns at Doris, then looks down at the desk, deflated