Opening Night

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Opening Night

alcohol aging stalker car accident obsessed fan alcoholic broadway star stage play

Opening Night

Release Date: December 22, 1977

Year    :   1977
Slogan    :   «The Show Must Go On…»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Faces Distribution
Director    :   John Cassavetes
Producers    :   Sam Shaw, Mike Lally, Michael Lally, Edward Ledding, Foster H. Phinney
Writers    :   John Cassavetes
RunTime    :   144 mins.

Actress Myrtle Gordon is a functioning alcoholic who is a few days from the opening night of her latest play, concerning a woman distraught about aging. One night a car kills one of Myrtle's fans who is chasing her limousine in an attempt to get the star's attention. Myrtle internalizes the accident and goes on a spiritual quest, but fails to finds the answers she is after. As opening night inches closer and closer, fragile Myrtle must find a way to make the show go on.

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