Insignificance

United States, 1985

Film
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In New York in 1953 four 20th century icons are dropped into a melting pot of the sexual and the cerebral. An actress demonstrates the theory of relativity. A professor shows off his legs. A senator’s sweaty impotence is shoved up against a ballplayer’s psychotic tenderness. But locked inside them all are memories, childhood and compromise, bubblegum heroes and profound fears. A screen adaptation of Terry Johnson’s play this thought-provoking movie stars Theresa Russell, Tony Curtis, Gary Busey and Michael Emil.

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Credits

production company

Recorded Picture Company

Zenith

producer

Jeremy Thomas

director

Nicolas Roeg

Duration

01:44:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302711

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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