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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.

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Marc Lazard
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Cast

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 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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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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This movie made me cry like baby and smile at the same time
29 December 2002 | by lizrich151See all my reviews

Stanley's Gig is one of the most unexpectedly moving and endearing films in a long while. So unpretentious that you could go right past it, but just stay with it a while and it unfolds in unexpected and marvelous ways. William Sanderson is a barely functional recovering alcoholic ukulele player who stumbles into a job as a musical therapist in an old age home. He so perfectly controls the movie in a quirky, shy way that the movie seems like dropping into a slice of real life.

Marla Gibbs has power and dignity without even speaking and a wonderful speaking and singing voice once she deigns to honor us with words. Faye Dunaway has a compassionate but small supporting role that does her proud.

Stanley's Gig is a gift of an hour and a half that will transform your heart for a while. What a joy to discover such a gem.


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