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Steambath (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | TV Movie 4 May 1973
TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it ... See full summary »

Director:

Burt Brinckerhoff

Writer:

Bruce Jay Friedman (by)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Oldtimer
Bill Bixby ... Tandy
Herb Edelman ... Bieberman
Neil J. Schwartz Neil J. Schwartz ... Young Man (as Neil Schwartz)
Patrick Spohn Patrick Spohn ... Young Man
Peter Kastner Peter Kastner ... Gottlieb
Valerie Perrine ... Meredith
Kenneth Mars ... Broker
José Pérez José Pérez ... Attendant (as Jose Perez)
Art Metrano ... Longshoreman
Shirley Kirkes Shirley Kirkes ... Young Girl
Biff Elliot ... Flanders
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TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it becomes clear that the steambath is a sort of Afterlife, where indifferent souls come to tell their stories to God who happens to be the attendant picking up the towels. Written by <starcro1@gte.net>

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They Found God In A Steambath

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1973 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first American-produced television program to feature nudity. PBS already had broadcast British-produced programs featuring nude scenes. See more »

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Featured in TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) See more »

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This film needs to be re-released.
16 January 2000 | by desactSee all my reviews

I agree wholeheartedly with those who like this movie. I too watched it on PBS in the early seventies with a group of my friends and we all thought it was hilarious--even profound. Bruce Jay Friedman is one of the cleverest and most imaginative writers around. Check out his stories in the volume Black Angels if you want to see more of his work. Steambath is an unacknowledged gem. It ranks right alongside the black humor of Vonnegut, John Irving and T.C. Boyle. It should be resurrected.


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