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Death of a Salesman
     

Death of a Salesman

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Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, Kate Reid

 

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In 1984, actor Dustin Hoffman starred in a critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of playwright Arthur Miller's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Death of a Salesman. A year later, Hoffman and most of his fellow cast members starred in this made-for-TV production, the first English-language film by German director Volker Schlondorff. Hoffman stars as Willy

Overview

In 1984, actor Dustin Hoffman starred in a critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of playwright Arthur Miller's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Death of a Salesman. A year later, Hoffman and most of his fellow cast members starred in this made-for-TV production, the first English-language film by German director Volker Schlondorff. Hoffman stars as Willy Loman, an aging salesman who has lost his job because of encroaching senility. Now living on handouts provided by his friend Charley (Charles Durning), Willy's lifelong delusions of success and greatness awaiting just around the corner for he and his family have been shattered, and he's considering suicide. As he reflects on his life and the failed promise of his sons Biff (John Malkovich) and Happy (Stephen Lang), Willy finally confronts some unpleasant truths about both sons, particularly Biff, a one-time athlete who has become a kleptomaniac. One of the best of the many filmed versions of Miller's seminal work, Death of a Salesman (1985) won several awards, including a Golden Globe and an Emmy for Hoffman.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2016
UPC:
0826663171587
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
PG
Source:
Shout Factory
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
2:16:00
Sales rank:
4,295

Special Features

Private conversations: a candid, intimate look; Behind the scenes at the filming of this powerful and compelling award-winning prodution of Death Of A Salesman

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dustin Hoffman Willy Loman
John Malkovich Biff
Kate Reid Linda Loman
Stephen Lang Happy
Charles Durning Charley
Louis Zorich Ben
David Chandler Bernard
Jon Polito Howard
Linda Kozlowski Miss Forsythe
Karen Needle Letta
Tom Signorelli Stanley

Technical Credits
Volker Schlöndorff Director
Arthur Miller Source Author
Michael Nozik Associate Producer,Production Manager
Michael Levine Camera Operator
Michael Ballhaus Cinematographer
Ruth Morley Costumes/Costume Designer
David Ray Editor
Rita Ogden Makeup
Robert F. Colesberry Producer
John Kasarda Production Designer
Tony Walton Production Designer
Alex North Score Composer
Robert Franco Set Decoration/Design

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Death of a Salesman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw this same cast from the first row on Broadway! I took my parents for their 40th wedding anniversary. It was the first time I ever saw my father cry. Dustin and your cast and crew: you can be more than honored.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed watching Death of a Salesman, and it is a great companion to the play. The movie really flowed from scence to scene well, making it very realistic. The scenery was simple and sometimes boring, but this just allowed to movie to really bring out the characteristics and setting of the story. I feel that the portrayol of Willy Loman by Dustin Hoffman was very well done and really contributed positively to the play. The flashbacks that Willy has could have been a little more recognizable since viewers might get a little confused, but otherwise the scenes moved along very smoothly. I think that the movie as a whole really depicted the life of the Loman Family, and showed how strongly the American Dream affected their lives. I think that anyone who enjoyed reading or watching the play should see the movie, and even if you are new to Death of a Salesman, it is an entertaining movie to watch anytime.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really enjoy the whole movie i even cry so hard,it is now one of my classic movies,not just by the play but also by the acting as well as the meaning of story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago