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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 19 August 1984
An alcoholic and femme fatale face troubles before a family reunion.

Director:

Jack Hofsiss

Writer:

Tennessee Williams (play)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jessica Lange ... Maggie
Tommy Lee Jones ... Brick Pollitt
Rip Torn ... Big Daddy
Kim Stanley ... Big Mama
Penny Fuller ... Mae
David Dukes ... Gooper
Macon McCalman ... Reverend Tooker
Thomas Hill Thomas Hill ... Doctor Baugh
Fran Bennett Fran Bennett ... Sookey
Ami Foster ... Polly
Jake Jundef Jake Jundef ... Buster
Neta Lee Noy Neta Lee Noy ... Sunnie (as Neta-Lee Noy)
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Storyline

Brick, the son of a rich southern plantation owner, is drinking himself to death over some hidden pain. His wife Maggie is desperate to regain his love. Brick's father, known as Big Daddy, has returned from a clinic where he has gone for serious health issues, but has been told he has a clean bill of health. Brick's brother and his scheming wife have hopes of inheriting the huge plantation. Eventually a long conversation between Brick and his father bring out all the lies that have been tearing the family apart. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Playhouse: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jessica Lange and Kim Stanley previously appeared in Frances (1982). See more »

Connections

Version of Koshka na raskalyonnoy kryshe (1989) See more »

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Kim Stanley is beyond criticism
2 December 2004 | by cutebutstoopidSee all my reviews

I'm sorry, and I apologise to the previous poster, but criticising Kim Stanley is unacceptable.

Where do I start?

The first time I saw this, TWENTY YEARS AGO, back when I was, like, GOING ON TWENTY, Kim Stanley's performance in that horrible scene when she finds out that Big Daddy's cancer is terminal brought tears to my eyes. And then she won an Emmy. Against actors that people had actually heard of.

I only bring this up because that great documentary that's making the rounds ("The Golden Age of Broadway") quotes about half a dozen or more highly respected stage veterans who all sing Kim Stanley's praises.

Kim Stanley acted without affect: That could occasionally appear slight. What it was was that she was so busy giving it up that she forgot to show you where and how she was acting.

And, again, show me a better Big Momma, like, ever...


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