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Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
     

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway

Director: Randa Haines

Cast: Robert Duvall, Richard Harris, Shirley MacLaine

 

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Richard Harris and Robert Duvall star in this low-key drama concerning a hard-drinking former sea captain (Richard Harris) who befriends a shy retired barber (Robert Duvall). Though their polar-opposite personalities find the relationship slow going at first, roguish Frank (Harris) and gentle Walter (Duvall) soon develop a close friendship as they pass the days with

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Richard Harris and Robert Duvall star in this low-key drama concerning a hard-drinking former sea captain (Richard Harris) who befriends a shy retired barber (Robert Duvall). Though their polar-opposite personalities find the relationship slow going at first, roguish Frank (Harris) and gentle Walter (Duvall) soon develop a close friendship as they pass the days with conversation. As death looms near and their pasts seem to evaporate into the air with the passing of each day, the lonely souls find comfort in each other's company until their fragile friendship is shattered. When Frank insults a waitress (Sandra Bullock) with whom Walter harbors a protective friendship, Walter makes the decision to cut his ties with loutish Frank. Forced to reevaluate their friendship, the two lonely souls attempt to find meaning in their lives as their chances for connecting with the outside world grows ever more dim.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/2009
UPC:
0883316204849
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:03:00
Sales rank:
27,664

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Duvall Walt
Richard Harris Frank
Shirley MacLaine Helen
Sandra Bullock Elaine
Micole Mercurio Bernice
Marty Belafsky Ned Ryan
Piper Laurie Georgia
Chick Bernhardt 1st Stunt Driver
Lora Kennedy Actor
Ron Russell 2nd Stunt Driver
Doris Carey Mom in Park
Harold Bergman Sleeper
Ed Amatrudo Henry's Dad
Jodie Wilson Nurse
Richard Jasen 3rd Baseman
William Marquez Carl Burney
Ilse Earl Cinema Cashier

Technical Credits
Randa Haines Director
Todd Black Producer
Mary Lou Byrd Costumes/Costume Designer
Steven Conrad Screenwriter
Michael Convertino Score Composer
Florence Fellman Set Decoration/Design
Paul Hirsch Editor
Waldemar Kalinowski Production Designer
Joseph P. Kane Production Designer
Lajos Koltai Cinematographer
Alan Muraoka Art Director
Manilo Rocchetti Makeup
Michael St. Hilaire Camera Operator
Joe Tompkins Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Van Wyck Co-producer
Joe Wizan Producer

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