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Gleason (2002)

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TV Movie | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Family

The story begins at the height of Gleason's career. He has it all: women, wealth, and extraordinary power. But he is haunted by memories of his childhood. Gleason spends his formative years entering amateur contests, performing in sleazy ...See moreThe story begins at the height of Gleason's career. He has it all: women, wealth, and extraordinary power. But he is haunted by memories of his childhood. Gleason spends his formative years entering amateur contests, performing in sleazy night spots. Along the way, he steals gags from the best comics in town and finds love with Genevieve, a dancer whom he marries. But Gleason isn't the ideal husband or even a responsible father as he abandons his family to answer the call of Hollywood. Brash, arrogant, and egotistical, he alienates his directors and the man who discovers him. When he ends up back in New York, Gleason gets one of those rare second chances in the new medium of television, creating some of its most unforgettable characters. But even as Gleason becomes the talk of the tube, his life - ruled by demons of rage, booze, and insecurity - unravels. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment See less
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Director
Howard Deutch (directed by)
Producer
Judy Cairo (as Judy Cairo-Simpson)
Composer
Chris Boardman (music by)
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Editor
Seth Flaum (edited by)
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Oct 13, 2002 (United States)

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Brad Garrett
Jackie Gleason Jackie Gleason   See fewer
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Saul Rubinek
George 'Bullets' Durgom George 'Bullets' Durgom   See fewer
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Gretchen Egolf
Genevieve Halford Genevieve Halford   See fewer
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Kristen Dalton
Audrey Meadows Audrey Meadows   See fewer
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Michael Chieffo
Art Carney Art Carney   See fewer
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Danny Wells
Jack L. Warner (as Jack Daniel Wells) Jack L. Warner (as Jack Daniel Wells)   See fewer
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Sammy Birch Sammy Birch   See fewer
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Sol Friedman Sol Friedman   See fewer
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Shawn Lawrence
William S. Paley William S. Paley   See fewer
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Kevin Dunn
Jack Philbin - Gleason's Manager Jack Philbin - Gleason's Manager   See fewer
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Terry Farrell
Marilyn Taylor Marilyn Taylor   See fewer
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Paula Jean Hixson
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Jack Langedijk
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Young Jackie Young Jackie   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 405 votes