The Piano Man's Daughter

Overview

A young man must deal with several generations of madness and familial intrigue in this screen adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Timothy Findley. Charlie Kilworth (Christian Campbell) is a young man whose mother, Lily (Stockard Channing), is the daughter of Frederick Wyatt (R.H. Thomson), the owner of a well-known piano manufacturing company. Lily is also a free-spirited and unstable woman, who bore Charlie out of wedlock, has had a number of lovers over the years, and has a unsettling fascination with fire. ...
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Overview

A young man must deal with several generations of madness and familial intrigue in this screen adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Timothy Findley. Charlie Kilworth (Christian Campbell) is a young man whose mother, Lily (Stockard Channing), is the daughter of Frederick Wyatt (R.H. Thomson), the owner of a well-known piano manufacturing company. Lily is also a free-spirited and unstable woman, who bore Charlie out of wedlock, has had a number of lovers over the years, and has a unsettling fascination with fire. Lily's mother Ede (Wendy Crewson) has put her daughter in a mental hospital on several occasions, and is considering having Lily lobotomized. Charlie, meanwhile, has had affairs with a number of women but has never settled down with anyone; working as an events coordinator at a resort hotel, Charlie becomes infatuated with Alex Lamont (Sarah Strange), the singer in a dance band Charlie has booked into the ballroom. Lily urges her son to get married and raise a family, but Charlie isn't so sure he's ready for a lifetime commitment, and Alex becomes frustrated by Charlie's inability to take their relationship seriously. Meanwhile, Ede and Frederick have decided that Lily needs to be permanently committed to an institution; Charlie insists that they send her to a comfortable private facility, but then discovers that a mysterious benefactor has been supporting Lily for years, and Ede and Frederick have decided if Lily is to be in a private institution, then the generous stranger must be the one who pays for it. Surprisingly, The Piano Man's Daughter was produced in part by noted comic actress Whoopi Goldberg.
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Special Features

Director's commentary; Behind the scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2006
  • UPC: 622237231820
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sullivan
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 52,243

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Campbell Charlie Kilworth
Allan Price Kaufman
Stockard Channing Lily Kilworth
Wendy Crewson Ede Kilworth
Marnie McPhail Young Lily
Sarah Strange Alex Lamont
R.H. Thomson Frederick Wyatt
Technical Credits
Kevin Sullivan Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Whoopi Goldberg Executive Producer
Trudy Grant Executive Producer
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Disc #1 -- The Piano Man's Daughter
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      French
   Behind the Scenes
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