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Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

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120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, ...See moreTony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him. From Arnold's hilarious steps toward domestic bliss with a reluctant school teacher, to his first truly promising love affair with a young fashion model, Arnold's greatest challenge remains his complicated relationship with his mother. But armed with a keenly developed sense of humor and oftentimes piercing wit, Arnold continues to test the commonly accepted terms of endearment--and endurance--in a universally affecting story that confirms that happiness is well worth carrying a torch for. Written by Michael Braem See less
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Harvey Fierstein (play) (screenplay)
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$ 70,022
Gross (USA)
$ 4,865,997
Gross (World)
$ 4,870,903
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Dec 14, 1988 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Anne Bancroft
Ma Beckoff Ma Beckoff   See fewer
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Matthew Broderick
Alan Simon Alan Simon   See fewer
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Harvey Fierstein
Arnold Beckoff Arnold Beckoff   See fewer
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Brian Kerwin
Ed Reese Ed Reese   See fewer
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Karen Young
Laurel Laurel   See fewer
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Ken Page
Murray Murray   See fewer
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Charles Pierce
Bertha Venation Bertha Venation   See fewer
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Axel Vera
Marina Del Rey Marina Del Rey   See fewer
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Benji Schulman
Young Arnold Beckoff Young Arnold Beckoff   See fewer
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Nick Montgomery
Chorus Boy #1 Chorus Boy #1   See fewer
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Robert Neary
Chorus Boy #2 Chorus Boy #2   See fewer
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Kim Clark
Female Bar Patron #1 Female Bar Patron #1   See fewer
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Stephanie Penn
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Geoffrey Harding
Man with Lighter Man with Lighter   See fewer
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Michael Bond
Bar Patron Bar Patron   See fewer
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Michael Warga
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Phil Sky
Man in Back Room Man in Back Room   See fewer
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Lorry Goldman
Phil Beckoff Phil Beckoff   See fewer
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Edgar Small
Jacob Beckoff Jacob Beckoff   See fewer
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Harriet C. Leider
Maitre D' Maitre D'   See fewer
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Paul Joynt
Club Heckler #1 Club Heckler #1   See fewer
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Mitch Carter
Club Heckler #2 (as Mitch David Carter) Club Heckler #2 (as Mitch David Carter)   See fewer
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Bob Minor
Gregory Gregory   See fewer
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John Beckman
Cab Driver #1 Cab Driver #1   See fewer
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Elliott T. Spar
Rabbi (as Rabbi Elliott T. Spar) Rabbi (as Rabbi Elliott T. Spar)   See fewer
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Alva Chinn
Photographer Photographer   See fewer
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Gregory Gilbert
Hustler Hustler   See fewer
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John Norman
Basher #1 Basher #1   See fewer
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Mark Zeisler
Basher #2 Basher #2   See fewer
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Peter Mackenzie
Young Man #1 Young Man #1   See fewer
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Peter Nevargic
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Ted Hook
Old Man Old Man   See fewer
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Niall Gartlan
Boy in Fight Boy in Fight   See fewer
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Catherine Blue
Teacher #1 Teacher #1   See fewer
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John Branagan
Teacher #2 Teacher #2   See fewer
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Tracy Bogart
Secretary at School Secretary at School   See fewer
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Frits De Knegt
Cab Driver #2 (as Firts de Knegt) Cab Driver #2 (as Firts de Knegt)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 6,153 votes