Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

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Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very ... See full summary »


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  • Matthew Broderick in Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
  • Anne Bancroft and Harvey Fierstein in Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
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8 January 2011 | mjneu59
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| it works, thanks to Harvey
Award winning writer actor Harvey Fierstein portrays a shy and loveless cabaret artist who comes to terms with his bisexual lover, with the man of his dreams, and finally (in a heartbreaking confrontation sure to leave a lump in even the most stoic of throats) with his homophobic, harpy mother. The strengths of the film are those of any adapted stage play, but this isn't just another theater piece arbitrarily transferred to the screen. The original three acts have been married into one sustained narrative, with the cosmetic benefits of skillful editing and camera-work to help smooth the rougher transitions. Of course it's Fierstein himself who holds the film together, showing a wonderful, subtle blend of confidence and insecurity, with eloquent body language and expressive facial tics reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin, and with a voice best described as unique.

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Release Date:

14 December 1988

Language

English, Hebrew


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Denville, New Jersey, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,022 18 December 1988

Gross USA:

$4,865,997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,870,903

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