Six Degrees of Separation Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Six Degrees of Separation the Movie

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Some believe that any two people, anywhere in the world, are connected by links to only six other people, hence the six degrees of separation. For the upper crust New Yorker Kittredges, Ouisa (Channing) and Flan (Sutherland), this becomes an issue when they encounter a charming young man (Smith) who claims to be Sidney Poitier's son and a friend of their children. The story unfolds as they realize they've been hustled--and don't understand why. Guare adapted his hit play, but what worked well there is almost too talky here. Channing, reprising her stage role, is very good as the stuffy Ouisa, with Sutherland delivering another interesting performance. Incredibly, the play was based on a true story.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

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Adapted from a Play, Scams, Stings & Cons, True Stories, Yuppie Nightmares, New York, New York, African America
John Guare
Stockard Channing, Will Smith, Donald Sutherland, Mary Beth Hurt, Bruce Davison, Ian McKellen, Richard Masur, Anthony Michael Hall, Heather Graham, Eric Thal, Anthony Rapp, Oz (Osgood) Perkins, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Catherine Kellner
Ian Baker
Fred Schepisi
Jerry Goldsmith
Arnon Milchan, Fred Schepisi, Ric Kidney, New Regency Pictures, Maiden Movies, MGM

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