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The Entertainer

Year:
Duration:
105 min
Genres:
Drama | Music
IMDB rate:
7.8
Director:
Donald Wrye
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys.
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1976-03-10
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Jack Lemmon
Archie Rice
Ray Bolger
Billy Rice
Sada Thompson
Phoebe Rice
Tyne Daly
Jean
Michael Cristofer
Frank
Annette O'Toole
Bambi Pasko
Mitchell Ryan
Mr. Pasko (as Mitch Ryan)
Dick O'Neill
Charlie
Leanne Johnson
Charlene
Rita O'Connor
Lilly
Alan DeWitt
Bakery Clerk
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Trivia
Needing extras with short haircuts to reflect the period, the producers recruited from nearby military bases.
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Q
What are the differences between this movie and the 1960 version?
A
The movie is set in a seaside town in California - think Santa Monica.It is set earlier, during World War II, largely because vaudeville was done in the US by then.Archie (Jack Lemmon) performs in a burlesque show, rather than a general music hall show.Archie's daughter (Tyne Daly) is enlisted in the Navy. His son dies in a car accident while coming home on leave, not in action (we never see him.)Archie's father (Ray Bolger) dies after performing a number with Archie, instead of just before going on stage. The show is held at the same theater Archie's been performing at, rather than a larger one in the city.
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Photos from cast
Allyn Ann McLerie