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Broken Glass (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 20 October 1996
A Jewish housewife in 1938 Brooklyn loses the use of her legs after reading about Kristallnacht.

Director:

David Thacker

Writers:

David Holman, Arthur Miller (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mandy Patinkin ... Dr. Harry Hyman
Henry Goodman ... Phillip Gellburg
Margot Leicester Margot Leicester ... Sylvia Gellburg
Elizabeth McGovern ... Margaret Hyman
Julia Swift Julia Swift ... Harriet
Ed Bishop ... Stanton Case
Nitzan Sharron Nitzan Sharron ... David
Mark Lambert Mark Lambert ... J. O'Leary
Sharon D. Clarke ... Flora
John Sterland ... Dr. Sherman
Gabrielle Lloyd ... Myra
Sam Douglas Sam Douglas ... Neighbour
Jason Shepard Jason Shepard ... Bill Van Der Hart
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Konstantine Kostov Konstantine Kostov ... Jewish Paperboy
John Rogan John Rogan ... Bernard
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A Jewish housewife in 1938 Brooklyn loses the use of her legs after reading about Kristallnacht.

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "Broken Glass" by Arthur Miller opened at the Booth Theater in New York on April 24, 1994, ran for 73 performances and was nominated for the 1994 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more »

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Involving and demanding portrait of a doomed marriage
28 February 2000 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

This filmed version of an Arthur Miller play is astounding for its emotional realism and deeply-felt acting. But be warned, the failure of a marriage is thrown into relief by the news of Nazi persecution of the Jews, and the only uplifting aspect of the drama is its incredible artistry. Nobody bares the Jewish soul like Miller, and the demonstrated truths of self-hatred are so intimate that it's an embarrassment to watch. (Hell comes to Brooklyn.) The script is terrific yet so flawed in its over-anxious concerns that it seems like an unknown work from the 40's, not the 90's when it was written. Henry Goodman, a DeNiro look-alike, is incredible as the tortured businessman who hates himself more than he hates his wife. Patinkin, Leicester, and McGovern are also terrific. A wonderful job on a great play, but I worry about the picture on the cover of the video which suggests a wistful romantic adventure. Ha!

Kudos to Miller and to all involved.


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