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The Room Upstairs (1987)

The life of a lonely and isolated woman is transformed when she opens herself up to the outside world and to a gentle, romantic relationship.

Director:

Stuart Margolin

Writers:

Steve Lawson (teleplay), Norma Levinson (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stockard Channing ... Leah Lazenby
Sam Waterston ... Travis Coles
Linda Hunt ... Mrs. Sanders
Joan Allen ... Ellie
Clancy Brown ... Kevin
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Mandy Janovic
James Handy ... Frank
Jerry O'Connell ... Carl
De'voreaux White De'voreaux White ... Jack (as De Voreaux White)
Renée Estevez ... Susan
Denice Kumagai ... Deena
Maureen Webb Maureen Webb ... Resident Woman
Sheri Houle Sheri Houle ... The Blonde
Johnny D'Agostino ... Micky
Jim Jastrzebski Jim Jastrzebski ... George
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The life of a lonely and isolated woman is transformed when she opens herself up to the outside world and to a gentle, romantic relationship.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Room Upstairs (#36.2) See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Under-rated gem!
10 December 2004 | by ALurkerSee all my reviews

The stars of this sweet, under-rated romantic drama are Stockard Channing and Sam Waterston. Both deserve kudos for their under played, believable performances.

Waterston does a great job as the romantic lead, giving an excellent performance as Travis Coles, a professional Cellist. Coles slowly comes to sympathize with and appreciate Channing's character, the shy but brilliant special ed teacher, Leah Lazenby. The slow recognition of mutual attraction is particularly well done.

The contrast and interplay between Leah's roles as a teacher of the most difficult special needs students and as the owner of a boarding house dealing with each of her tenants makes this made for TV movie worth seeing.


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