The Iceman Cometh Poster

Release Date: 1973

DVD Release Date: April 1st, 2003

PG|3 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
Based on the play by Eugene O'Neill, this drama begins as the sad-sack patrons of a New York City bar await the arrival of salesman and drinking buddy Theodore Hickman (Lee Marvin). Known to the regulars of the watering hole as Hickey, he passionately encourages his fellow alcoholics to give up their pipe dreams and embrace their harsh realities. As Hickey makes his case for letting go of all delusions, to the resentment of his friends, secrets from his own past are revealed.

Cast: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges, Bradford Dillman, Sorrell Booke

Director: John Frankenheimer

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Fall, New York City, Bar, Murder, Spirited