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The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)

An eccentric, cantankerous theatre critic gets stranded at the home of a Midwestern factory owner and turns the lives of everyone in the vicinity upside-down.

Writers:

Moss Hart (play), George S. Kaufman (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Lane ... Sheridan Whiteside
Jean Smart ... Lorraine Sheldon
Harriet Sansom Harris ... Maggie Cutler (as Harriet Harris)
Lewis J. Stadlen ... Banjo
Hank Stratton ... Bert Jefferson
Byron Jennings ... Beverly Carlton
Linda Stephens Linda Stephens ... Mrs. Stanley
Terry Beaver Terry Beaver ... Mr. Stanley
William Duell William Duell ... Dr. Bradley
Mary Catherine Wright Mary Catherine Wright ... Miss Preen
Stephen DeRosa ... Professor Metz
Ruby Holbrook Ruby Holbrook ... Harriet Stanley
Julie Boyd Julie Boyd ... Sarah
Jeff Hayenga Jeff Hayenga ... John (as Jeffrey Hayenga)
Mary Catherine Garrison ... June Stanley
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Storyline

Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who is forced to stay in a Midwestern couple's home and the havoc that ensues. Written by Tommy Peter

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Free tickets to the best seats in the house... YOUR HOUSE!

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman opened at the Music Box Theater on October 16, 1939 and ran for 739 performances. See more »

Quotes

Sheridan Whiteside: I may vomit.
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Connections

References Dracula (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

What Am I To Do
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Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Byron Jennings
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Lots of fun
10 October 2000 | by taratulaSee all my reviews

What a wonderful, witty comedy this is. I was so glad PBS broadcasted this terrific stage production. Beautifully directed by Jerry Zaks. I loved all the performances, but Jean Smart was especially fabulous as the ridiculous Lorraine Sheldon. The dialogue in this play is so good that even if you don't get an opportunity to see it, you'll get a good chuckle out of reading the script.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Came to Dinner See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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