Insignificance Poster

Release Date: 1985

DVD Release Date: February 18th, 2003

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
One summer night in New York in 1953, a senator (Tony Curtis), a starlet (Theresa Russell) and her baseball-star husband (Gary Busey) end up in the hotel room of a physics professor (Michael Emil). They discuss sex, power, politics, physics, the atom bomb and their troubled childhoods. The characters are clearly based on Joseph McCarthy, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Albert Einstein, and these icons are used to explore the history of postwar America, as well as its uncertain future.

Cast: Gary Busey, Theresa Russell, Tony Curtis, Michael Emil, Will Sampson, Patrick Kilpatrick, Ian O'Connell, George Holmes

Director: Nicolas Roeg

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Creative, Rivalry, Brash, Hotel, Engaging, Witty, 1950s, New York City, Bar