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Mister Roberts (1984)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 19 March 1984
Set aboard a navy cargo ship during World War II, this comedic drama follows Lt. Doug Roberts (Robert Hays, Airplane!), who battles boredom and a tyrannical captain to the admiration of Ensign Pulver, Doc, and the crew.

Director:

Melvin Bernhardt

Writers:

Thomas Heggen (novel), Joshua Logan (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Hays ... Lt. JG Doug Roberts
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Bacon ... Ens. Frank Pulver
Raye Birk ... Dowdy
Charles Durning ... The Captain
Marilu Henner ... Nurse Girard
Howard Hesseman ... Doc
Peter Jason ... Chief Johnson
Charley Lang ... Dolan
Christopher Murray ... Shore Patrolman
Joe Pantoliano ... Insigna
Tyler Tyhurst Tyler Tyhurst ... Mannion
John Walcutt ... Lindstrom
Bruce Wright ... Wiley
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Set aboard a navy cargo ship during World War II, this comedic drama follows Lt. Doug Roberts (Robert Hays, Airplane!), who battles boredom and a tyrannical captain to the admiration of Ensign Pulver, Doc, and the crew.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1984 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Reinstated a joke that was cut from the original Broadway production. When Roberts says of Ensign Pulver "He's pretty resourceful. Where'd he get the clap last year?" the producers cut the last last part of the line when some members of the audience complained. The line was put back in for this television production. See more »

Connections

Version of Mister Roberts (1965) See more »

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The last live theatrical production on TV.
9 June 2002 | by barneydSee all my reviews

I am a theater buff and a "Golden Age" TV fan.

This was LIVE theater. One shot, that was it, right or wrong. It was spectacular to say the least, and as far as I know, the last truly live theatrical production on TV.

If you have an opportunity to see a video of this production I urge you to do so. It has a lot to offer.


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