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Pipe Dreams (1976)

PG | | Drama, Romance | November 1976 (USA)
Pipe Dreams is a 1976 film starring soul singer Gladys Knight in her acting debut as a woman who attempts to regain the love of her husband played by real-life spouse Barry Hankerson. In ... See full summary »

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Stephen Verona

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Stephen Verona
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more awards »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sherry Bain ... Loretta
Kelly Britt Kelly Britt ... Dirty Diane
David Byrd ... Easy Money
Bob Corso ... Mini Guinea
Robert Corso Robert Corso ... Mini-Guinea
Altovise Davis Altovise Davis ... Lydia
Bruce French ... The Duke
Redmond Gleeson Redmond Gleeson ... Hollow Legs
Barry Hankerson Barry Hankerson ... Rob Wilson
Sylvia Hayes Sylvia Hayes ... Sally
Isabelle Horn Isabelle Horn ... Burly Woman
Arnold Johnson Arnold Johnson ... Johnny Monday
Bruce Kimball Bruce Kimball ... Dave Anderson
Sally Kirkland ... Two Street Betty
Gladys Knight ... Maria Wilson

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Pipe Dreams is a 1976 film starring soul singer Gladys Knight in her acting debut as a woman who attempts to regain the love of her husband played by real-life spouse Barry Hankerson. In this drama, her husband must choose between reuniting with her or giving in to pressure of the local boss.

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Gladys Knight makes you feel good when she sings. And now Gladys Knight makes you feel good when she stars in this romantic high-spirited movie! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG
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Connections

Referenced in Révolution VHS (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Miss You
Written by James Cleveland
Sung by Gladys Knight & The Pips
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Gladys Knight's film debut
18 November 2003 | by ericcodySee all my reviews

Pipe Dreams, a 1976 motion picture stars R&B, soul singer Gladys Knight. Knight plays an Atlanta, Ga transplant who is offered a job on an Alaska pipeline. The movie also stars Barry Hankerson, Knights real life husband at the time as her promiscuous husband in this film, Wayne Tippet, a young Sally Kirkland, and Altovise Davis, wife of the late Sammy Davis Jr.

Pipe Dreams suffers from a script that lacks direction and a director not knowing where to take this film. Pipe Dreams should have just focused on the love/hate relationship between Gladys Knight and Barry Hankerson with added drama by Wayne Tippet who plays the pipeline company magnet Mickey Thompson, who is very controlling and manipulating of a female prostitute who ultimately takes her own life in this film, after hash words from Wayne Tippet.

The acting by Gladys Knight is surprisingly good, that is more than I can say about some of the musicians who have unfortunately caught the acting bug today.

I give this movie ** fair. It you are a Gladys Knight admirer you will like this film. Four years ago I saw this movie on video. I can't say if it is on video today.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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