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Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | TV Movie 24 September 2008
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Set in New York City's gritty East Village, the revolutionary rock opera RENT tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent. "Measuring their lives in love,"... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Will Chase ... Roger Davis
Adam Kantor ... Mark Cohen
Michael McElroy Michael McElroy ... Tom Collins
Rodney Hicks ... Benjamin Coffin III
Tracie Thoms ... Joanne Jefferson
Justin Johnston ... Angel Schunard
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Mimi Marquez
Eden Espinosa ... Maureen Johnson
Marcus Paul James ... Christmas Caroler / Mr. Jefferson / Pastor / Ensemble
Gwen Stewart Gwen Stewart ... Mrs. Jefferson / Woman with Bags / Ensemble
Jay Wilkison ... Gordon / The Man / Mr. Grey / Ensemble
Telly Leung ... Steve / Man with Squeegee / Waiter / Ensemble
Shaun Earl Shaun Earl ... Paul / Cop / Ensemble
Andrea Goss Andrea Goss ... Alexi Darling / Roger's Mom / Ensemble
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tracy McDowell Tracy McDowell ... Mark's Mom / Others
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Set in New York City's gritty East Village, the revolutionary rock opera RENT tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Written by Anonymous

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Celebrate the End of an Era at a Movie Theater Near You. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Tracie Thoms, who appeared as Joanne in the final months of Rent, also appeared in the film version as the same character. See more »

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When the squeegee man is saying "honest living" repeatedly during the musical number "Christmas Bells," he underestimates the number of repetitions and has to catch up to the voice track. See more »

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My favorite rock opera, in it's entirety
9 April 2009 | by I_Love_SpielbergSee all my reviews

RENT is an updated version of "La Boheme" about a group of bohemian artists striving for their art while facing the dangers of paying the rent, poverty, illness, and the AIDS epidemic.

My first introduction to RENT was through the Chris Columbus film. I thought it was wonderful, and even since I saw that version, I've wanted to see the stage production. But seeing as where I live, it was impossible. Then learning that it was closing on Broadway, it broke my heart even more. But then, I learned that the final performance was going to be filmed. I was so happy, that I wanted to see it, but other things got in the way. After a while, I thought I would never see it, until it came out on DVD on February 3rd. I rented it, and I saw it, and I loved it. It feels so good to see the stage production that it's all I watch now. I won't even disregard Columbus' film, but there's something about this one that just stayed with me. Plus, I, of course, cried like a baby watching.

Please see this.


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