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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

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Learning in Focus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Amercian classic
18 April 2006 | by eftstudios1See all my reviews

I saw this over 20 years ago and it stays with me to this day. When it snows I am reminded of particular scenes in the movie, also whenever I get the chance to visit the theater or a museum. Eric Roberts embodied the young man Paul...and I see him to this day as Paul no matter what his character. He had the dark, brooding, depth of soul Willa Cather's boy had. An American classic...it speaks to the soul of everyday man as to the necessity for art to make life live-able...there is more to it than drudgery...something forgotten in modern day society...the arts give our existence color. When you don't have that...why live in a gray world? Willa Cather's story speaks to this and this version screams it. Excellent.


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