Opening Night

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Myrtle Gordon is a functioning alcoholic actress who is a few days from the opening night of her latest play, concerning a woman distraught about aging. One night a car kills one of Myrtle's fans who is chasing her limousine in an attempt to get the star's attention. Myrtle internalizes the accident and goes on a spiritual quest, but fails to find the answers she is after. As opening night inches closer and closer, fragile Myrtle must find a way to make the show go on.

  1. John Cassavetes

    Director, Writer

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  1. Gena Rowlands

    Gena Rowlands

    Myrtle Gordon

  2. John Cassavetes

    John Cassavetes

    Maurice Aarons

  3. Ben Gazzara

    Ben Gazzara

    Manny Victor

  4. Joan Blondell

    Joan Blondell

    Sarah Goode

  5. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart

    David Samuels

  6. Laura Johnson

    Laura Johnson

    Nancy Stein

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 24m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 22, 1977



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