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

Awards

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