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Stanley's Gig (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 19 June 2000 (USA)
An emotionally dysfunctional ukulele minstrel lands a gig at a nursing home where he strikes up an unlikely relationship with an ancient jazz chanteuse and awakens from a lifetime of loneliness and inconsequence.

Director:

Marc Lazard
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Credited cast:
William Sanderson ... Stanley Myer
Marla Gibbs ... Eleanor Whitney
Faye Dunaway ... Leila
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Abe Cohen
Paul Benjamin ... Teddy Branson
Kevin Jackson ... Russell Branson
Ian Whitcomb Ian Whitcomb ... Smiling Jack
Justin Lazard ... Joshua
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalie Barish Natalie Barish ... Sarah
Lilyan Chauvin ... Grace
David James Elliott ... Record Store Clerk
Bill Erwin ... Jules (as William Erwin)
Jim Ishida ... Byron Fujisaki
Rodney Kageyama ... Jeff Fujisaki (as Rodney Kegeyama)
Max Perlich ... Steve
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An emotionally dysfunctional ukulele minstrel lands a gig at a nursing home where he strikes up an unlikely relationship with an ancient jazz chanteuse and awakens from a lifetime of loneliness and inconsequence.

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Drama | Music

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A welcome break
17 August 2004 | by ChuffinSee all my reviews

After seeing so many Hollywood blockbusters you get drawn in and think that they're great films, with great direction, great acting, great special effects... but then you watch a film like Stanley's Gig, and it snaps you out of it... Bill Sanderson is excellent as a mentally unfit ukulele player, who lands a job as "Recreation Therapist" for an elderly home with the dream of playing on a cruise ship... Stanley (Bill Sanderson) manages a "breakthrough" at work with an old retired jazz singer, Eleanor Whitney (Marla Gibbs) who seems to want to forget her past, he befriends the elderly woman and finds where she once performed and attempts to set-up a gig for her to sing again. This film is an excellent film and deserves more recognition. The Characters are finely detailed and portrayed even better, it's a very free-flowing film despite needing patience to catch on. I can find no faults except with the occasional slow bit during the film, and i would rate it very highly and grab a copy tomorrow!


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Official Sites:

Left Hook / Lampedusa

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ins Leben zurück See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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