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Basements (1987)

Adaptations of two early plays, The Room and The Dumb Waiter, by Noble Prize-winning, English playwright Harold Pinter. The first revolves around paranoiac woman trapped in her apartment. The other is about two small-time crooks waiting.

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Adaptations of two early plays, The Room and The Dumb Waiter, by Noble Prize-winning, English playwright Harold Pinter. The first revolves around paranoiac woman trapped in her apartment. The other is about two small-time crooks waiting.

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One of a number of filmed adaptations of plays made by director Robert Altman during the 1980s. See more »

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Version of Summer Season: The Dumb Waiter (1985) See more »

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A major waste of time
9 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

I had to watch this movie for a college drama course, and the parts that I actually bothered to stay awake for were not worth it. The movie, which is based on a short drama, is just as bad on television as it is if you read it. There is no point to the entire story and I would rather bang my head against a wall for an hour than take the time to sit through it.


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