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In this adaptation of Tennessee Williams's 1944 play, a celebrated exemplar of familial drama, the tragic Wingfields live on the fine line between fantasy and reality in their Depression-era St. Louis apartment. As young Tom (John Malkovich) yearns to escape the household and pursue his dreams of writing, strong-willed matriarch Amanda (Joanne Woodward) attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life of her shy, reclusive daughter, Laura (Karen Allen). Paul Newman offers up his final directorial effort in this worthy, heartbreaking adaptation.
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CastJames Naughton
DirectorPaul Newman
Release Date:  1987
MPAA Rating:  PG
Runtime:  2hr 14min
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review by . May 11, 2000
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Pros: Powerful performances     Cons: .....     This often released tale, made more powerful by it's small but accomplished cast, stays close to the original play by Tennessee Williams than many of its' other releases. Thanks to Paul Newman's dedication to a timeless classic, "The Glass Menagerie" is both heartbreaking and joyful.      Wonderful performances by Joanne Woodward as the mother, Amanda Wingfield; John Malkovitch as …
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