Death of a Salesman Poster

Release Date: 1985

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
This made-for-TV adaptation of Arthur Miller's revered stage drama focuses on Willy Loman (Dustin Hoffman), an aging traveling salesman in the midst of a major crisis. Burdened by financial woes and distanced from his wife, Linda (Kate Reid), and two grown sons, Biff (John Malkovich) and Happy (Stephen Lang), the increasingly unstable Willy dwells on various memories of his family and his career as he looks back to find out what went wrong with his life.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid, John Malkovich, Stephen Lang, Charles Durning, Louis Zorich

Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Roxbury Productions

Keywords: Marriage, Family, 1940s, Fall, Son, Mother, Father


Nominated Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special
Winner Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Miniseries or Special
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television