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Paul's Case (1980)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 11 February 1980
Lost in a world of fantasy, young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. As fate would have it Paul gets his chance by stealing some ... See full summary »

Director:

Lamont Johnson

Writers:

Willa Cather (story), Ron Cowen (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Paul
Leta Bonynge Leta Bonynge ... Harpist in Lobby
Lindsay Crouse ... First Actress
Robert Dryden Robert Dryden ... Theater Manager
Michael Higgins ... Paul's Father
Fred Ivory Fred Ivory ... School Principal
Justine Johnston Justine Johnston ... Madame Heinzel
Bruce Jordan Bruce Jordan ... Teacher
Gus Kaikkonen Gus Kaikkonen ... Charley Edwards
Kaiulani Lee Kaiulani Lee ... Third Actress
Tom Stewart Tom Stewart ... Yale Man
Michael Wager Michael Wager
Marilyn Adams Marilyn Adams
Jack Allen ... Theater Employee
Brooks Baldwin Brooks Baldwin
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Lost in a world of fantasy, young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. As fate would have it Paul gets his chance by stealing some money and subsequently running off to glamorous New York City. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Not Rated

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Bland acting knows no genre
3 May 2004 | by menswearSee all my reviews

I love the story of Paul's case, a fervent wish for beauty in a dull boring life, but I felt that Eric Roberts did not truly get a grasp on his character, so he played Paul as boring and dull as his surroundings. Even when he does get to New York, and the kind of life that he wished- if only for a short time- you see no change in his reactions to the surroundings. Costumes and settings were wonderful, supporting actors were fine. I just felt that for a character that the whole story revolves around, we should have had a little more insight into motivations- it's easier when it's read in a story. All in all, an acceptable attempt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paul esete See more »

Filming Locations:

Troy, New York, USA See more »

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Learning in Focus See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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