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PG| 2 hr. 14 min.

Plot Summary
Tom Wingfield looks back on his relationship with his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura, all of whom were abandoned by patriarch Mr. Wingfield 16 years earlier. Tom chafes at his dead-end job, while Amanda longs for the security of the past and frets anxiously about prospects for Laura, who has a crippled foot that has left her vulnerable and insecure. Tom invites a friend to dinner, whom Laura has known from school, raising Amanda's and Laura's hopes that a romantic match is possible.

Cast: Joanne Woodward , John Malkovich , Karen Allen , James Naughton ,

Director: Paul Newman

Genres: Drama

The Glass Menagerie (1987)

Release Date: October 23rd, 1987|2 hr. 14 min.

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  • February 06, 2009 lloydbrian
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    Simply put, this production is definitive. As with Hoffman's "Salesman" and Gary Sinise's "Mice and Men" there is no reason for anyone to film this title again. Karen Allen is wonderful, Malkovich is only perfect and Woodward is terrifying. This is the play on film it is historically and theatrically priceless. It is a shame that it is not currently available on DVD.

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