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Tribute (1980)

A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit.

Director:

Bob Clark

Writers:

Bernard Slade (play), Bernard Slade (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... Scottie Templeton
Robby Benson ... Jud Templeton
Lee Remick ... Maggie Stratton
Colleen Dewhurst ... Gladys Petrelli
John Marley ... Lou Daniels
Kim Cattrall ... Sally Haines
Gale Garnett ... Hilary
Teri Keane Teri Keane ... Evelyn
Rummy Bishop Rummy Bishop ... Poker Player
John Dee ... Poker Player
Bob Windsor Bob Windsor ... Poker Player
Eileen Lehman Eileen Lehman ... Nurse
Andrew Foot Andrew Foot ... Actor
Trevor Daley Trevor Daley ... Cop
Sid Smith Sid Smith ... Stage Hand
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A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit.

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Taglines:

There's more to being a father than just having a son.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tributo See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$8,400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Tribute" by Bernard Slade opened on 1st June 1 1978 at the Brooks Atkinson Theater and ran for 212 performances until 2nd December 1978. The setting of the play is described in its intro as: "The living room of a New York townhouse and on the stage of a New York theatre". See more »

Quotes

Jud Templeton: Tell me something; does it ever bother you that you have nothing that you can point to with any pride?
Scottie Templeton: Well, I'd always rather hoped that it would be you.
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Soundtracks

We Still Have Time
Music by Barry Manilow
Lyrics by Bruce Sussman & Jack Feldman
Performed by Barry Manilow
Produced by Barry Manilow and Ron Dante
Recording enginieer: Michael Delugg
(p) 1980 Manilow Music (BMI) / Appogiatura Music Inc. (BMI) / Camp Sngs Music Inc. (BMI)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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Emotional, rewarding movie
25 May 1999 | by Nat-21See all my reviews

"Tribute" is a wonderful tear-jerker about a father and his estranged son. Benson is good, though his character may be a bit over-the-top cynical. But as usual, Jack Lemmon provides a textbook example of acting without seeming like he's acting, the mark of a great performer.


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