Desperate Characters Movie Review 1971

Information and Film Reviews for Desperate Characters the Movie

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A slice-of-city-life story about a middle-class couple living in a once-fashionable section of Brooklyn, New York, who watch their neighborhood disintegrate around them. Their marriage on remote control, the two find their lives a series of small disappointments, routine work, uncertain friendships, and pervasive violence. Excellent performances, especially by MacLaine as the harried wife, but the film's depressing nature made it a complete boxoffice flop.


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Available on VHS
Running time 87 minutes.

Cast and Crew

New York, New York, Marriage
Frank D. Gilroy
Shirley MacLaine, Kenneth Mars, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Sada Thompson, Michael Higgins, Rose Gregorio, Jack Somack, Chris Gampel, Mary Alan Hokanson, Patrick McVey, Carol Kane
Frank D. Gilroy
Paramount Pictures, Frank D. Gilroy

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