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Gypsy (1993)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 12 December 1993
Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.

Director:

Emile Ardolino

Writers:

Arthur Laurents (book), Gypsy Rose Lee (memoirs: "Gypsy, A Memoir")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Midler ... Mama Rose
Peter Riegert ... Herbie
Cynthia Gibb ... Louise / Gypsy Rose Lee
Edward Asner ... Pop
Christine Ebersole ... Tessie Tura
Michael Jeter ... Mr. Goldstone
Andrea Martin ... Miss Cratchitt
Linda Hart ... Miss Mazeppa
Anna McNeely Anna McNeely ... Miss Electra
Jennifer Rae Beck ... June Hovick (adult)
Jeffrey Broadhurst Jeffrey Broadhurst ... Tulsa
Tony Shalhoub ... Uncle Jocko
Rachel Sweet ... Agnes
David Marciano
John LaMotta John LaMotta
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Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gypsy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RHI Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ten minutes longer than the 1962 movie, this version is closer to the 1959 Broadway production. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, Mama Rose opens the top of her dress, revealing the top of her bra; however, when Gypsy comes out and talks to her, the dress is closed again. See more »

Quotes

Gypsy: [to audience] My mother, who got me into this business, always told me, "Make them beg for more and then don't give it to them!" But I'm not my mother!
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Connections

Referenced in RuPaul's Drag Race: Shade: The Rusical (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Lamb
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Cynthia Gibb
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A vast improvement from the first film
23 February 2006 | by JvbwaySee all my reviews

"Gypsy" is possibly the greatest musical ever written, so it's too bad that it's film version was such a disappointment. To make up for that, we have this re-make which, if not flawless, is an enjoyable and well done adaption of the musical. The script is completely accurate, all the songs included, and the staging remains close to the original Jerome Robbins' staging. Bette Midler is a deft choice for Rose, her singing and personality Merman-esquire, and her acting splendid. Peter Reigert is a fine Herby, if not a great singer, and Cynthia Gibb is a straight forward, natural Louise. In truth, a live taping of the 1989 revival with Tyne Daly might have been a better idea, if only because "Gypsy" is simply more exciting on stage, But this film is a fine translation of a great musical.


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