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Steambath (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | TV Movie 4 May 1973
TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it ... See full summary »

Director:

Burt Brinckerhoff

Writer:

Bruce Jay Friedman (by)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Oldtimer
Bill Bixby ... Tandy
Herb Edelman ... Bieberman
Neil J. Schwartz Neil J. Schwartz ... Young Man (as Neil Schwartz)
Patrick Spohn Patrick Spohn ... Young Man
Peter Kastner Peter Kastner ... Gottlieb
Valerie Perrine ... Meredith
Kenneth Mars ... Broker
José Pérez José Pérez ... Attendant (as Jose Perez)
Art Metrano ... Longshoreman
Shirley Kirkes Shirley Kirkes ... Young Girl
Biff Elliot ... Flanders
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TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it becomes clear that the steambath is a sort of Afterlife, where indifferent souls come to tell their stories to God who happens to be the attendant picking up the towels. Written by <starcro1@gte.net>

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They Found God In A Steambath

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1973 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Executive Producer Norman Lloyd celebrated his 100th Birthday in 2014 and went on to discuss The Steambath at a Q & A hosted by Elliot Gould at SAG-AFTRA in January, 2015. See more »

Connections

Featured in TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) See more »

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If you like good dialogue you will love this
15 August 2007 | by bel-39See all my reviews

I saw this a long time ago and never forgot it. I think it was some sort of take off of Jean Paul Satrtes "No Exit"....

But won't spoil it for you, watch the play, folks. The acting, the script, the characterizations, all were excellent. My personal favorite was "Jesus". Very funny, not for the religiously rigid, I must say!!!

Bruce Jay Friedman was the author, this was his second play, and very intelligently written. Wish all comedies were so. Great thinking on a touchy subject, it is not to be missed by the mystically flexible. And really fun to watch.

I am going to make it a part of my collection, been telling people about it for years.


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