Death of a Salesman

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1985
  • Running time: 136 min
During the post-war boom period of the late '40s, Willy Loman is an aging, traveling salesman, who despairs that his life his been lived in vain. Facing indispensability and insignificance in a heated, youthful economy, Willy is not ready to part with... read more
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During the post-war boom period of the late '40s, Willy Loman is an aging, traveling salesman, who despairs that his life his been lived in vain. Facing indispensability and insignificance in a heated, youthful economy, Willy is not ready to part with his cherished fantasies of an America that admires him for personable triumphs in the marketplace. But the reality is far more difficult than that, and the measure of Willy's self-delusion and contradictions is found in his two sons. One, Harold, is a ne'er-do-well gliding on inherited hot air and repressed feelings, and the other, Biff, a mousy, retiring sort unable to reconcile the difference between his father's desperate impersonation of success and the truth.

Original Release

08/16/1985

US Release

08/16/1985

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Cast

Dustin Hoffman William 'Willy' Loman / Willy Loman
Kate Reid Linda Loman
John Malkovich Biff Loman
Stephen Lang Harold 'Happy' Loman
Charles Durning Charley
Louis Zorich Ben Loman
David Chandler Bernard
Jon Polito Howard Wagner / Howard
Kathryn Rossetter Woman from Boston
Tom Signorelli Stanley
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Directors

Volker Schlöndorff

Writers

Arthur Miller

Cast

Dustin Hoffman William 'Willy' Loman / Willy Loman
Kate Reid Linda Loman
John Malkovich Biff Loman
Stephen Lang Harold 'Happy' Loman
Charles Durning Charley
Louis Zorich Ben Loman
David Chandler Bernard
Jon Polito Howard Wagner / Howard
Kathryn Rossetter Woman from Boston
Tom Signorelli Stanley
Linda Kozlowski Miss Forsythe
Karen Needle Letta
Anne McIntosh Jenny
Michael Quinlan Waiter

Producers

Editors

Mark Burns, David Ray

1986Golden GlobeBest Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1986Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1986Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1986Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1986EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Nominated
1986EmmyOutstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Special Won
1986EmmyOutstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1986EmmyOutstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1986EmmyOutstanding Drama/Comedy Special Nominated
1986EmmyOutstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Single Camera Production Nominated
1986EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1986EmmyOutstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1986EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1986EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
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