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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Maggie
... Brick Pollitt
... Big Daddy
... Big Mama
... Mae
... Gooper
... Reverend Tooker
Thomas Hill ... Doctor Baugh
Fran Bennett ... Sookey
... Polly
Jake Jundef ... Buster
Neta Lee Noy ... Sunnie (as Neta-Lee Noy)
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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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American Playhouse: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  »

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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones; and two Oscar nominees: Rip Torn and Kim Stanley. See more »

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A Nest of Snakes, With a Fake Accent of The Cast
25 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

In a patriarchal house, Big Daddy (Rip Torn) is not aware he has a terminal cancer. His lawyer son Gooper (David Dukes) and his daughters-in-law Mae (Penny Fuller) e Meggy (Jessica Lange) are disputing who will administrate his lands after his closer death. His favorite and alcoholic son Brick (Tommy Lee Jones) has no other interest in life but get drunk and switch-off the world. This theatrical and talky story passes in one unique ambient and is based in dialogs. The family is a nest of snakes, with lies, greed and total lack of respect for each other. The running time is 140 min. and bores the viewer, specially because of the fake accent of the cast. I am Brazilian, and for me, this forced Mississipi accent (specially the melodramatic one of Jessica Lange) is ridiculous and tedious, but I do not know the effect in those who are native in English. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): 'Gata em Teto de Zinco Quente' ('Cat on a Hot Zinc Roof')

Obs: I have just received the following feedback from an IMDb User, regarding the accent of the cast: "I am a Mississippi native and can assure you that you are totally incorrect in this assertion. The performers are right on."


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