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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 13 April 1987
Eugene O'Neill's award-winning and classic play about a day in the life of a dysfunctional family controlled by their addictions gets a staged version made for TV. Past, present and future ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Miller

Writer:

Eugene O'Neill (play)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Patricia Fraser Patricia Fraser ... Understudy to Bethel Lesie
Peter Gallagher ... Edmund Tyrone
Jack Lemmon ... James Tyrone Sr.
Bethel Leslie ... Mary Tyrone
Jodie Lynne McClintock ... Cathleen
Kevin Spacey ... James 'Jamie' Tyrone Jr.
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Eugene O'Neill's award-winning and classic play about a day in the life of a dysfunctional family controlled by their addictions gets a staged version made for TV. Past, present and future discussions about life, human relations, family problems are all discussed by the Tyrone family from the early hours in the morning up until the final minutes of the night, revealing failures, lost hopes, possible dreams and all sorts of memories that prevents them to change their current sad situation. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dluga podróz w mrok nocy See more »

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Mono

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Color
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The Broadway play by Eugene O'Neill opened at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York on November 7, 1956, ran for 390 performances and won the 1957 Tony Award for the Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1957. See more »

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Long Day's Journey Into Night
22 August 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Outstanding performances highlight this televised version of the 1986 stage triumph of Eugene O'Neill's electrifying play about a family whose lives continuously crumble with each hour in one day. Lemmon is brilliant as the patriarch, a faded matinee idol; Leslie, as a dope addict; Spacey, exceptional as a drunken loafer and Gallagher as the youngest son, stricken with consumption. Passionate acting, superb pacing and top notch direction make this extraordinary production worth the watch.


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