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Sam Found Out: A Triple Play (1988)

Liza Minnelli plays three separate women in three separate stories. There's a serious drama about a hooker and her pimp, a romance about a lonely dancer and a black prince, and a musical about a man and a woman having dog problems.

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Piers Haggard
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Cast

Credited cast:
Liza Minnelli ... Three Characters
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
L. Peter Callender L. Peter Callender
Marilyn Cooper Marilyn Cooper ... Lola Memele
Douglas Fisher
Trisha Gorman Trisha Gorman ... Heidi
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Sam
Kevin O'Connor Kevin O'Connor
Ryan O'Neal ... Pimp
John Rubinstein ... Johnny
Manuel E. Santiago Manuel E. Santiago
Joseph R. Sicari ... Jerry Chicago
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Liza Minnelli plays three separate women in three separate stories. There's a serious drama about a hooker and her pimp, a romance about a lonely dancer and a black prince, and a musical about a man and a woman having dog problems.

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liza Minnelli in Sam Found Out: A Triple Play See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The only time Liza Minnelli and Ryan O'Neal worked together. See more »

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Triple Play
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Performed by Liza Minnelli
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Overripe vehicle for Liza with a 'z'
26 May 2002 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Rather perplexing ABC-TV special featuring Liza Minnelli in three different impersonations, in stories all built around the plot conceit that "Sam...found...out!" The bit with Liza playing a hooker and Ryan O'Neal as her vicious pimp is terrific--very dramatic and gritty. But the romantic segment with Louis Gossett, Jr. and a pet pooch is painfully slack. Liza somehow managed to sneak this special into her tight schedule which had just included two theatrical movies, a TV-movie and a ton of concerts. It doesn't tap into her full-range, as it is supposed to, but at least it gave Liza-watchers something extra to feast on.


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