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Come Back To The Five And Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

I kind of love this film in all its scenery-chewing glory.

I wish I had seen the play.

by Anonymousreply 2510/16/2014

This movie has yet to be released on DVD or anything other than video tape. It never airs. WTF?

by Anonymousreply 103/22/2013

And they're keeping us from a Looking for Mr. Goodbar DVD too! It's a fucking conspiracy!

by Anonymousreply 203/22/2013

I just watched the whole thing on You Tube, albeit in 10 minute segments.

by Anonymousreply 303/22/2013

The play is VERY different. It's written to have younger and older versions of the characters ala FOLLIES. Robert Altman ditched that concept on Broadway, but the licensed script retains it.

by Anonymousreply 403/22/2013

I miss Sudie Bond

by Anonymousreply 503/22/2013

I saw Jimmy Dean last year at LIncoln Center. Altman's widow was there, as were a couple of other people involved in the production, and they had great stories to tell about its production.

I also happened to see Looking for Mr. Goodbar in the same Lincoln Center theater several months before that. It has not held up the way that Jimmy Dean has. Although Richard Gere was in great physical shape, his performance was excruciating.

by Anonymousreply 603/22/2013

The play was beyond the usual "hit/flop" measuring stick and was more of an "event"! I saw it the night after it opened, and was thoroughly entertained. The memory of it is quite clear and I can still feel the excitement. It was a great evening of theater, and I'm so glad my friend dragged me to buy tickets with her.

by Anonymousreply 703/23/2013

Gray-market DVDs are around for sale; the quality is pretty good, which means it was taped off a television broadcast at some point (because it was never released on VHS either, so it can't be a transfer). WHEN if EVER did it air on TV? Which cable station ran it without cuts?

by Anonymousreply 803/23/2013

Can we please discuss Sudie Bond?

by Anonymousreply 903/28/2013

[quote]because it was never released on VHS either, so it can't be a transfer). WHEN if EVER did it air on TV? Which cable station ran it without cuts?

Never on DVD? I wonder when I saw it then? I kind of remember it airing on Bravo or A & E in the 90s. Back when Bravo was the film and arts network and Andy Cohen was a demonic production assistant at CBS and not the lord of all things evil and shallow.

by Anonymousreply 1003/28/2013

I saw it back in the late 80s or early 90s I'm pretty sure on A&E. Don't think we got Bravo at the time. Why can't Criterion get this one?

by Anonymousreply 1103/28/2013

It was available on VHS at some point but it may have been priced/sold only for rental.

by Anonymousreply 1203/29/2013

I turned that down.

by Anonymousreply 1303/29/2013

Though God knows you would have been absolutely fabulous as the retarded manchild in the title role, Patti.

by Anonymousreply 1403/29/2013

I turned down "Extremeties" too. Was I offered the lead?

by Anonymousreply 1503/29/2013

We was pray in' for them starvin' children in Africa, but that didn't seem to workin . So now we're just prayin fer rain!

While some of us chose to rise above the narrow minds of this town...You laid spread over a gravestone,and took them inside of you.

by Anonymousreply 1603/29/2013

I've had this one on my TiVo wishlist for years and it finally has shown up. It will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 18th at 8PM Eastern on the Movies! channel. Movies! is a sub-channel on our local Fox station (owned by Fox) so not sure how available it is but if you live somewhere with a Fox-owned station it should be available.

They have ads so may be chopped up but at least we can see it! (They don't always stick to their schedule so will update if it changes.)

by Anonymousreply 1709/08/2013

I was a little confused when Joe had sex with Sissy's husband in that hotel. Was it before or after he had his sex change operation? Was the husband latently gay? Or was he doing it because he thought Joe was a woman? And is true that he raped Joe earlier in the film?

by Anonymousreply 1809/22/2013

That was an interesting movie. It started out slow, then got REALLY interesting, and then ended up kind of shrill and obnoxious. By the time Kathy Bates and the dumb girl got into their conflict, I was over it. Thankfully that parr ended quickly.

by Anonymousreply 1909/22/2013

Cher shines.

by Anonymousreply 2009/22/2013

Thank you, R3. I've been looking for ages.

by Anonymousreply 2109/22/2013

It used to be on TV quite often, but can't remember where or when (is that a song?). I know I've seen it at least 3 times & passed it by even more than that -- on TCM or TNT or something like Sundance, roughly early 90s (when I was drunk most of the time). I remember liking Cher in it & that's pretty much the most I recall.

by Anonymousreply 2209/22/2013

According to the Saved section of my Netflix queue, this is supposed to be issued on DVD during November. Can't wait!

by Anonymousreply 2310/16/2014

It's coming on Blu-Ray...

by Anonymousreply 2410/16/2014

Thanks r24. Amazon says November 18th on Blu-Ray. I've got my order in!

by Anonymousreply 2510/16/2014
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