In 1984, actor Dustin Hoffman starred in a critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of playwright Arthur Miller's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Death of a Salesman. A year later, Hoffman and most of his fellow cast members starred in this made-for-TV production, the first English-language film by German director Volker Schlondorff. Hoffman ...Read MoreIn 1984, actor Dustin Hoffman starred in a critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of playwright Arthur Miller's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Death of a Salesman. A year later, Hoffman and most of his fellow cast members starred in this made-for-TV production, the first English-language film by German director Volker Schlondorff. Hoffman stars as Willy Loman, an aging salesman who has lost his job because of encroaching senility. Now living on handouts provided by his friend Charley (Charles Durning), Willy's lifelong delusions of success and greatness awaiting just around the corner for he and his family have been shattered, and he's considering suicide. As he reflects on his life and the failed promise of his sons Biff (John Malkovich) and Happy (Stephen Lang), Willy finally confronts some unpleasant truths about both sons, particularly Biff, a one-time athlete who has become a kleptomaniac. One of the best of the many filmed versions of Miller's seminal work, Death of a Salesman (1985) won several awards, including a Golden Globe and an Emmy for Hoffman. Karl Williams, RoviRead Less
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David S. Chandler, Louis Zorich, Charles Durning, Michael Ballhaus, Stephen Lang, Volker Schlöndorff, Arthur Miller, John... 1985 Run time: 136. Brand New. Fast Shipping with insurance and tracking. Ships in 24 hours! Item is in stock. no back orders or cancellations. No APO/FPO, HI, AK, PR, Canada or UK orders please.
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Even though I've watched this adapation over 100 times, I never get too tired to watch it again and again. The performances by Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich are incredible. They tug at every spot of your body. I find myself with hankerchief in hand, wondering where my life went wrong, do I have time left to straighten out my mistakes and will anyone even care. If you have one ounce of decency in you, you'll watch this version and come away believing how hard it is for people to cope, understand and love when the most important thing in life is family. enjoy!