Insignificance

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1985
  • Running time: 110 min
Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room in this compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson’s play, from director Nicolas Roeg. read more

Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room in this compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson’s play, from director Nicolas Roeg. With a combination of whimsy and dread, Roeg creates a fun-house-mirror image of fifties America in order to reflect on the nature of celebrity and lingering cold-war nuclear nightmares. Insignificance is a delirious, intelligent drama, featuring magnetic performances by Michael Emil as the Professor, Theresa Russell as the Actress, Gary Busey as the Ballplayer, and Tony Curtis as the Senator.

Original Release

08/02/1985

US Release

08/02/1985

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Cast

Michael Emil Professor / The Professor
Theresa Russell Actress / The Actress
Tony Curtis Senator / The Senator
Gary Busey The Ballplayer
Will Sampson Elevator Attendant
Patrick Kilpatrick Driver
Ian O'Connell Assistant Director
Richard M. Davidson Director of Photography
Mitchell Greenberg Technician
Raynor Scheine Autograph Hunter
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Nicolas Roeg

Writers

Terry Johnson

Cast

Michael Emil Professor / The Professor
Theresa Russell Actress / The Actress
Tony Curtis Senator / The Senator
Gary Busey The Ballplayer
Will Sampson Elevator Attendant
Patrick Kilpatrick Driver
Ian O'Connell Assistant Director
Richard M. Davidson Director of Photography
Mitchell Greenberg Technician
Raynor Scheine Autograph Hunter
Jude Ciccolella Gaffer
Lou Hirsch Charlie
Ray Charleson Bud
Joel Cutrara Bar Drunk
Raymond J. Barry Ballplayer's Father
John Stamford Young Ballplayer / Young Ballpaper
Desirée Erasmus Prostitute
Cassie Stuart Young Actress
Meachell Dunsmoor Actress as a Child
Daniel Benzali First Theatrical Agent

Producers

Alexander Stuart Executive Producer
Jeremy Thomas Producer

Editors

Tony Lawson

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