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Insignificance (1985)

R | | Comedy | 2 August 1985 (USA)
Four 1950s icons meet in the same hotel room and two of them discover more in common between them than they ever anticipated.

Director:

Nicolas Roeg

Writer:

Terry Johnson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Emil Michael Emil ... Professor
Theresa Russell ... Actress
Tony Curtis ... Senator
Gary Busey ... The Ballplayer
Will Sampson ... Elevator Attendant
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Driver
Ian O'Connell Ian O'Connell ... Assistant Director
George Holmes George Holmes ... Actor
Richard M. Davidson Richard M. Davidson ... Director of Photography (as Richard Davidson)
Mitchell Greenberg Mitchell Greenberg ... Technician
Raynor Scheine ... Autograph Hunter
Jude Ciccolella ... Gaffer
Lou Hirsch Lou Hirsch ... Charlie
Ray Charleson Ray Charleson ... Bud
Joel Cutrara Joel Cutrara ... Bar Drunk
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Four 1950's cultural icons (Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Senator Joseph MacCarthy) who conceivably could have met and probably didn't, fictionally do in this modern fable of post-WWII America. Visually intriguing, the film has a fluid progression of flash-backs and flash-forwards centering on the fictional Einstein's current observations, childhood memories and apprehensions for the future. Written by Jeanne Baker <jbaker@erim.org>

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'The story of life, death, sex and the universe . . . relatively speaking' See more »

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Comedy

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Trivia

The film was entered into competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1985 where it was nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or Award but won instead the Technical Grand Prize. See more »

Goofs

When the Actress buys balloons at a newsstand, several vintage magazines are prominently displayed, but mid-80s magazines can also be seen, including an issue of PC World. See more »

Quotes

The Actress: But if you've finished it, and so much as you've studied it, you'd know how it all fits... how it all works. In fact, you'd know everything!
The Professor: Ha, ha. I'm an old man. I wouldn't survive the publicity.
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Connections

Edited into 365 Days, also Known as a Year (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Life Goes On
Words by Will Jennings
Music by Stanley Myers
Sung by Theresa Russell
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16 June 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

I love it. each time I saw it , it was a joy time. because it is a honest, powerful, delicate, convincing, fresh story of solitude. because it is a smart introduction in American cultural history of the last century. because the performances are admirable. because it is the story who expect you. the mix of biographic crumbs and a not plausible , at first sigh, story, the bitter taste and the impecable build of characters are few virtues for see, again and again, this pure gem. about life and its meanings.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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