Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the leading information resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself

Follow Industry Trends

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For on IMDbPro, IMDb and Amazon Video

Keep up to date with entertainment news and follow in-development titles not available on IMDb

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

Miller's Tale (2011)

Documentary, Biography

Miller's Tale is a personal journey into the life of playwright and actor Jason Miller and his relationship with his hometown, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Best known for his performance as Father Karras in The Exorcist, Miller was an equally ...See moreMiller's Tale is a personal journey into the life of playwright and actor Jason Miller and his relationship with his hometown, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Best known for his performance as Father Karras in The Exorcist, Miller was an equally talented writer who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for his play That Championship Season. Miller experienced a brief but brilliant period of national acclaim, then curiously abandoned Hollywood to return to his hometown. After Miller died in a local bar Scranton, at the age of 62, filmmaker and fellow Scranton native Rebecca Marshall Ferris set out with her camera to talk to the women he loved, the friends he drank with, and the celebrities he worked with to find answers to some perplexing questions. Why did this exceptional playwright, who achieved such phenomenal early success, never write a Broadway play again? And what happened to Miller in Hollywood that would make him run away from a promising acting career? Miller's Tale traces the artist's intense rise to fame and fleeting creative peak. While Miller became largely forgotten by the world, he remains, even after death, a haunting presence in Scranton. Unlike a traditional biography film, Miller's Tale uses elements of cinema verite, travelogue, and first-person narration to examine the themes that weave our lives together: dreams of success, personal failure, and hometown pride. Written by Anonymous See less
Director
Rebecca Ferris (as Rebecca Marshall)
Writer
Rebecca Ferris (as Rebecca Marshall)
Composer
Cinematographer
Trending
MOVIEmeter
Members only
Status
Edit Released
Updated Mar 31, 2011

Release date
Mar 2011 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
6 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Bruce Dern
Himself Himself   See fewer
Top 5000
William Friedkin
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Stacy Keach
Himself Himself   See fewer
Top 5000
Jason Miller
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Members only
Martin Sheen
Himself Himself   See fewer
Top 5000
Paul Sorvino
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

7.8 / 10 | 14 votes