Liberace: Behind the Music

Overview

This was the "unofficial" Liberace biopic, as opposed to the error-ridden "official" Liberace telecast one week earlier in October of 1988. The star of Liberace: Behind the Music is Broadway actor Victor Garber, who later scored a personal triumph as the devilish Mr. Applegate in the revival of Damn Yankees. Behind the Music is an unauthorized TV movie based on the recollections of the pianist's business manager, giving scriptwriter Gavin Lambert far more leeway in delineating the title character, warts and all. ...
See more details below
This DVD is Not Available through BN.com

Overview

This was the "unofficial" Liberace biopic, as opposed to the error-ridden "official" Liberace telecast one week earlier in October of 1988. The star of Liberace: Behind the Music is Broadway actor Victor Garber, who later scored a personal triumph as the devilish Mr. Applegate in the revival of Damn Yankees. Behind the Music is an unauthorized TV movie based on the recollections of the pianist's business manager, giving scriptwriter Gavin Lambert far more leeway in delineating the title character, warts and all. The closing sequences delve much deeper into the AIDS question than was possible in the family-approved Liberace starring Andrew Robinson who, to be fair, looks more like the real entertainer than does Victor Garber. Liberace: Behind the Music could have descended into tabloidism "Behind the rumors and the secrets" read the advertising copy, but emerges as a work of conspicuous dignity and reasonably good taste.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • UPC: 844628010191
  • Original Release: 1988
  • Rating:

  • Source: Tango Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Victor Garber Liberace
Maureen Stapleton Frances Liberace
Saul Rubinek Seymour Heller
Michael Dolan Scott Thorsen
Michael Wikes George Liberace
George Touliatos
Susan Almgren White Nursing Sister
Pat Crawford Brown Nancy
Gayle Garfinkle Woman #1
Macha Grenon Joanne
Dianne Heatherington
Joan Heney Serious Lady
Paul Hipp
Frances Hyland
Shaun Levy Glenn
Shirley Merovitz Lola
Daniel Nalbach Client #1
Andrew Nichols Teenager
Philip Pretten T.V. Director
Linda Smith Jane
Philip Spensley Dr. Taylor
Jane Stapleton
Michelle Sweeney Nurse #1
Kenneth Welsh
Richard Zeman Cop
Technical Credits
David Greene Director
Ben Edwards Production Designer
Jane Greenwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Hagood Hardy Score Composer
Gavin Lambert Screenwriter
Murray Shostak Producer
René Verzier Cinematographer
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Liberace: Behind the Music
   Play Movie
   Slide Show
   Trailer
   Tango Trailer Compilation
      Action
         Ashanti
         Zulu Dawn
         Gun
         Mike Hammer
         Wild Geese
      Comedy
         1st. & Ten Season 1 & 2
         1st. & Ten Season 3 & 4
         At Last the 1948 Show & Do Not Adjust Your Set
      Drama
         Princess in Love
         Carolina Skeletons
         Dangerous Intentions
         Candles in the Dark
         Cracker
         Getting Gotti
         Sweet Bird of Youth
         Family Pictures
      Jack Reed
         Search for Justice
         Death and Vengeance
         One of Your Own
      Family
         Incredible Genie
         Josh Kirby: Time Warrior
         Unlikely Angel
         Little Ghost
         Harts of the West
      Special Programming
         Tom Jones
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously