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The West Side Waltz (1995)

Margaret keeps her neighbours at a distance and avoids contact except with Cara. She enjoys her company just for making music since Cara plays the violin accompanying Margaret at the piano.... See full summary »

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Ernest Thompson

Writers:

Ernest Thompson (play), Ernest Thompson (written for television by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine ... Margaret Mary Elderdice
Liza Minnelli ... Cara Varnum
Jennifer Grey ... Robin Ouiseau
August Schellenberg ... Serge
Richard Gilliland
Hal Williams ... Jonno
Ernest Thompson Ernest Thompson
Camille Saviola Camille Saviola
Estelle Harris
Tsai Chin
Lorna Scott
Mary Pat Gleason
Kathy Bates ... Mr. Goo
Robert Pastorelli ... Sookie Cerullo
George Alvarez ... Construction Worker
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Margaret keeps her neighbours at a distance and avoids contact except with Cara. She enjoys her company just for making music since Cara plays the violin accompanying Margaret at the piano. Because of her arthritis she accepts the housemaid Robin who wants to become an actress. With this naive pretty girl her life gets suddently really exciting and she makes a lot of new friends. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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A story that invites you to rediscover the joy of living, the power of friendship and the wisdom of age.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Valsa da Vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Two _"Seinfeld" (1989)_ co-stars appear: Danny Woodburn as the mechanic and Estelle Harris as a neighbor. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Goo: You an actor, or just crazy?
Robin Ouiseau: Both, but don't tell anybody about the actor part. It's a secret.
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Worth catching for an excellent Liza Minnelli performance
22 September 1999 | by CapboySee all my reviews

Originally a Broadway play with Katharine Hepburn and Dorothy Loudon, "West Side Waltz" is one of those projects that should have remained on the stage. However, Liza Minnelli is wonderfully cast against type as a reserved, albeit needy, 50ish type longing for companionship. She is the only reason to see this movie, as MacLaine is a bore and Jennifer Grey is simply annoying.


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