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A made-for-Cablevision remake of the 1955 Joshua Logan movie. Shown as "A Broadway On Showtime Production." A southern bell falls for a handsome drifter with no prospects, going against her parents' wishes to marry a rich businessman.

Director:

Marshall W. Mason

Writer:

William Inge (play)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gregory Harrison ... Hal Carter
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Madge Owens
Rue McClanahan ... Flo Owens
Dick Van Patten ... Howard Bevans
Dana Hill ... Millie Owens
Timothy Shelton Timothy Shelton ... Alan Benson
Conchata Ferrell ... Helen Potts
Michael Learned ... Rosemary Sidney
Brady Rubin ... Christine Schoenwalder
Beth Grant ... Irma Kronkite
Morgan Englund Morgan Englund ... Bomber
Ellen Crawford ... Olive
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A made-for-Cablevision remake of the 1955 Joshua Logan movie. Shown as "A Broadway On Showtime Production." A southern bell falls for a handsome drifter with no prospects, going against her parents' wishes to marry a rich businessman.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1986 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Picnic" by William Inge opened on February 19, 1953 at the Music Box Theater, ran for 477 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1953. See more »

Goofs

The closing credits incorrectly switched the roles played by Jennifer Jason Leigh and Morgan Englund. In addition, Rue McClanahan's name and role is not listed in the closing credits. The cast list posted is from the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Version of Picnic (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonglow
Music & Lyrics by Will Hudson (as W. Hudson), Edgar De Lange (as E. DeLange), and Irving Mills (as I. Mills)
Published by Mills Music, Inc.
ASCAP
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Remake with Jennifer Jason Leigh in the role played by Kim Novak!
17 August 2018 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

The film is not for anyone. It's static, it's actually a theater-movie, all in one location. The actors are all very good and, as usual in a production with Jennifer Jason Leigh in the cast, she is the main attraction. Here she is very young and very beautiful.


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