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Status: Released

Runtime: 144

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Language: en

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  • 1977-12-22

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6.6/10 (7 votes)


Actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) 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 finds the answers she is after. As opening night inches closer and closer, fragile Myrtle must find a way to make the show go on.


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Director: John Cassavetes

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Gena Rowlands

Gena Rowlands
as Myrtle Gordon

John Cassavetes

John Cassavetes
as Maurice Aarons

Ben Gazzara

Ben Gazzara
as Manny Victor

Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell
as Sarah Goode

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