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The Glass Menagerie (1987)

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

Director:

Paul Newman

Writer:

Tennessee Williams (play)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joanne Woodward ... Amanda Wingfield
John Malkovich ... Tom Wingfield
Karen Allen ... Laura Wingfield
James Naughton ... Jim O'Connor (the gentleman caller)
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Storyline

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1988 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Algemas de Cristal See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$895,904
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cineplex-Odeon Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway stage play "The Glass Menagerie" opened at the Playhouse Theatre on Mar 31, 1945 and ran for 563 performances. See more »

Goofs

As Tom is speaking with Laura in one scene, every time the camera is focused on her, his arms are at his sides in the background. When the camera focuses on him, his arms are crossed. This switches back and forth for an entire scene. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Wingfield: You are the only young man that I know of who ignores the fact that the future becomes the present, the present becomes the past, and the past turns into everlasting regret if you don't plan for it!
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Connections

Referenced in Degrassi High: Natural Attraction (1990) See more »

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I like it.
13 March 1999 | by Kate-59See all my reviews

I read this play in my high school English class, and I love it. I think John Malkovich did an amazing job as Tom. His monologues at the beginning of every scene were especially well done. He gave the movie a really dream-like quality. For once, a movie does the written material justice.


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