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The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy | January 1992 (USA)
This filmed version of Lily Tomlin's successful one-woman performance piece is sometimes classified as a "documentary."

Director:

John Bailey

Writer:

Jane Wagner

Star:

Lily Tomlin
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Lily Tomlin ... Truby the Bag Lady / Agnus Angst / Kate / Brandy / Tina
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This filmed version of Lily Tomlin's successful one-woman performance piece is sometimes classified as a "documentary."

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe See more »

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$538,216
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Dolby

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Color
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Lily Tomlin won the 1986 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" by Jane Wagner and recreated her performance for this filmed production. The original production opened on September 26, 1985 at the Plymouth Theatre, and ran for 391 performances. See more »

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Title - 3 variations rather than 2
29 June 2007 | by Ruby_QuincunxSee all my reviews

A brief note about the title. I watched it on a DVD distributed by Laugh.com (so it says on the DVD surface), rented from Blockbuster.com. The title on the surface is The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. I know this is not the original title; that the original title is intentionally misspelled. However, the opening credits of the video itself list it as The Search for Signs of Inteligint Life in the Universe. That is, the video's opening credits have the last vowel in 'intelligent' as an 'i', rather than an 'e', as IMDb has it. If this opening sequence is original to the production, not tacked on later, then IMDb's title is erroneous. I tried to add this variant at least as an alternate title, but it appears I lack the privileges to do this. So I've submitted this note. Should anybody who has the ability to make changes see this, please investigate further & make corrections as needed.

A bravura piece, by the way.


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