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Tidy Endings (1988)

A man, whose companion dies of AIDS, confronts his lover's ex-wife and the two end up building a friendship while coping with the emotional aftermath of the death.


Gavin Millar


Harvey Fierstein (play), Harvey Fierstein (teleplay)
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Complete credited cast:
Stockard Channing ... Marion
Harvey Fierstein ... Arthur
Jean De Baer Jean De Baer ... June
Nathaniel Moreau Nathaniel Moreau ... Jimmy
Stephen Mendel ... John
Jesse Simpson Jesse Simpson ... Robbie
Jack Jessop Jack Jessop ... Minister
Jane Schoettle Jane Schoettle ... Woman #1
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Lorna Wilson Lorna Wilson ... Woman #3
Jan Austin Jan Austin ... Woman #4
Michelyn Emelle Michelyn Emelle ... Secretary


A man, whose companion dies of AIDS, confronts his lover's ex-wife and the two end up building a friendship while coping with the emotional aftermath of the death.

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Release Date:

14 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desenlaces See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sandollar See more »
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Powerful and emotional
19 September 2004 | by luckie-1See all my reviews

The one thing that Marion (Stockard Channing) and Arthur (Harvey Fierstein) ever had in common - her ex-husband and his lover - has been lost to them both. Arthur is gay and lost his lover Collin because of AIDS. Though he is gone, the pain of his death from AIDS lingers on and he realizes that the spectra of AIDS will haunt him forever. Now the two people he loved must come to terms with his absence and each other. They are thrown into a battle by the loss, both needing a scapegoat for his death. Eventually, they discover strength, love and friendship from each other. This an incredible movie that is fabulous, well-written, well-acted, and extremely moving. Harvey Fierstein did an incredibly job of writing and acting in this movie and Stockard Channing is, as always, amazing.

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