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Gershwin's Trunk 

Frantic to deliver a hit musical, conniving Broadway composer Jo-Jo Gillespie contacts the spirit of George Gershwin through psychic Sister Teresa, and makes marvelous music from beyond the... See full summary »

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Sister Teresa
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Jerry Lane
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George Gershwin
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Logan Webb
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Irene Olga López ...
Carmen
Luis Daniel Ponce ...
Pepi (as Danny Ponce)
Pamela Galloway ...
Trish Charlton
Barbara Turvett ...
Girl #1
Alan Bardsley ...
Boy #1
Pattie Brooks ...
Girl #2
Christopher Blande ...
Boy #2
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Frantic to deliver a hit musical, conniving Broadway composer Jo-Jo Gillespie contacts the spirit of George Gershwin through psychic Sister Teresa, and makes marvelous music from beyond the grave. When some begin to suspect that his new music isn't actually his, Jo-Jo stops at nothing, even murder, to protect his secret and his downfall begins. Written by Anonymous

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13 March 1987 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Sister Teresa puts her hands on the piano, someone is brought in to play the piano and their hands are placed onto the piano. The hand positions don't match and this can be seen when the hands "jump" across the piano. See more »

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[the doorbell rings]
Jo-Jo Gillespie: Who is it?
Detective Watts: My name is Watts. I think I have something that belongs to you.
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Bob Balaban Gets His
30 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Bob Balaban, who I've always enjoyed for his nerdy invasiveness, plays a composer of stage musicals who has committed a murder. He has split with his partner to go the Broadway thing alone. The sad thing is that he isn't that talented. The other guy was the real genius and was probably lucky to be rid of our hero. The story is told in flashbacks after a police detective has viewed his throwing a body off a bridge. He has also confiscated an inscribed pen that was left at the scene. Now, in flashback, we find out that while he is blocked in composing, he listens to his maid, who suggests he visit a medium she knows. He goes there (his wife has left him in the meantime) and she is able to bring forth the spirit of George Gershwin, who is his hero. Gershwin writes him a series of really good songs and his musical is coming together. His business partner suspects someone else is writing the show and confronts him. Balaban strikes him with a candelabra and kills him. Now we are back to present. A huge blood stain on the carpet and the police detective listening. The story is nicely set up and the conclusion is really neat. Watching Balaban squirm is worth seeing this.


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