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A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)

Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a ... See full summary »

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writer:

Tennessee Williams (play)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alec Baldwin ... Stanley Kowalski
Jessica Lange ... Blanche DuBois
John Goodman ... Mitch Mitchell
Diane Lane ... Stella
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frederick Coffin ... Steve (as Fred Coffin)
Carlos Gómez ... Pablo
Jerry Hardin ... The Doctor (as Jerry Harden)
Patricia Herd Patricia Herd ... The Matron
Matt Keeslar ... Collector (as Matt Keesler)
Tina Lifford ... The Neighbor
Rondi Reed ... Eunice
Carmen Zapata Carmen Zapata ... Flower Seller
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Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. After being exiled from her hometown of Laurel, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche explains her unexpected appearance on Stanley and Stella's (Blanche's sister) doorstep as nervous exhaustion. This, she claims, is the result of a series of financial calamities which have recently claimed the family plantation, Belle Reve. Suspicious, Stanley points out that "under Louisiana's Napoleonic code what belongs to the wife belongs to the husband." Stanley, a sinewy and brutish man, is as territorial as a panther. He tells Blanche he doesn't like to be swindled and demands to see the bill of sale. This encounter defines Stanley and Blanche's relationship. They are opposing camps and Stella is... Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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Passion and desire ignite in a smoldering new production of an American classic. As shocking today as it ever was.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vágy villamosa See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

"A Streetcar Named Desire" won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1948. See more »

Quotes

Stella: But there are things that happen, between a man and a woman, in the dark, that sorta make everything else seem unimportant
Blanche: What you are talking about is brutal desire. Just desire. The name of that rattletrap streetcar that bangs through the Quarter, up one old narrow street and down another.
Stella: Haven't you ever ridden that streetcar?
Blanche: It brought me here, where I'm not wanted, and where I'm ashamed to be.
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Connections

Featured in The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1996) See more »

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Quite good
12 July 1999 | by AngeneerSee all my reviews

Tennessee Williams is a legend. This play is a true masterpiece. So it's worth watching it no matter how the actors do. And they do pretty well. Alec Baldwin gives us possibly his best acting, but possibly Jessica Lange doesn't reach this level, while having a role most actresses would beg for years to have. John Goodman is fine and gives a perspective of Mitch I hadn't in mind but he's a bit characterized as a comedy type and possibly that creates problems. Diane Lane is ok but nothing special (it's the less demanding role anyway). The scenery is better than the original film but the film has been PC transformed. Too mild for what Williams wanted to show.


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