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Marathon (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 March 2010 (USA)
Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry including the 1988 Pulitzer prize.


Biju Viswanath


Richard Harteis, Celia de Freine (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Bristol Pomeroy ... Richard
Alec Dana Alec Dana ... William
Beth Campbell ... Marian
Donna Del Bueno ... Elizabeth
Giovanni Capitello ... Luis
Beverly Robinson Beverly Robinson ... Richards mother
Fran Tripp Fran Tripp ... Williams step mother
Sharon Griffis Sharon Griffis ... Lawyer
Christopher Annino Christopher Annino ... Peter
Sharyn Farrell Sharyn Farrell ... Hippie Girl (as Sharyn B. Farrell)
Ned Farrell Ned Farrell ... Doctor
Susan Minor Susan Minor ... Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carl Annino Carl Annino ... Priest
Matteo Castelli ... Physical therapy nurse
Beverly Hayes Beverly Hayes ... Mother of Richard Harteis


In the 17th year of friendship, William suffers a debilitating stroke. Richard stands by his partner fighting for his right to care for him, despite the inevitable restrictions on his own life and against the wishes of William's family. The strength to overcome disability with dignity becomes a lesson in physical and spiritual endurance, hard won knowledge indeed. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New London, Connecticut, USA

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DTS | DTS (DTS 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Poetry Slam
4 April 2010 | by NJMoonSee all my reviews

Well intentioned film about America's poet laureate William Meredith Jr. and his partner and fellow poet Richard Harteis after a stroke hits Meredith testing Harteis and their relationship. Trouble with this film is that the good intentions get in the way, the narrative becoming enslaved to the actual events to the point of tedium. Indeed, the real life Harteis is the film's sole producer. The acting is poor, especially by the supporting players - although the leading pair eek out a few tender moments. The screenplay is uninspired, which makes their poetry stand out as all the more remarkable when it is inserted. Hard to hate a film about love and devotion in a world which prizes violence and selfishness, but there's no getting around this noble undertaking's shortfalls either.

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