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Six Degrees of Separation (8-Dec-1993)

Director: Fred Schepisi

Writer: John Guare

From a play: Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare

Music Composed and Conducted by: Jerry Goldsmith

Producers: Fred Schepisi; Arnon Milchan

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, New York

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
J. J. Abrams
Film/TV Producer
27-Jun-1966   Alias and Lost
Kelly Bishop
Actor
28-Feb-1944   Emily Gilmore on Gilmore Girls
Kitty Carlisle
Singer
3-Sep-1910 18-Apr-2007 A Night at the Opera
Stockard Channing
Actor
13-Feb-1944   The First Lady on The West Wing
Chuck Close
Painter
5-Jul-1940   Photo-realist portrait painter, printmaker
Bruce Davison
Actor
28-Jun-1946   Harry and the Hendersons
Peter Duchin
Pianist
28-Jul-1937   Rebel Rouser
Heather Graham
Actor
29-Jan-1970   Rollergirl in Boogie Nights
Anthony Michael Hall
Actor
14-Apr-1968   Sixteen Candles
Brooke Hayward
Socialite
5-Jul-1937   Haywire
Mary Beth Hurt
Actor
26-Sep-1946   The World According to Garp
Richard Masur
Actor
20-Nov-1948   Who'll Stop the Rain
Ian McKellen
Actor
25-May-1939   Gandalf the Grey
Anthony Rapp
Actor
26-Oct-1971   Broadway cast of Rent
Will Smith
Actor
25-Sep-1968   Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Donald Sutherland
Actor
17-Jul-1935   The Dirty Dozen
Eric Thal
Actor
10-Aug-1965   The Puppet Masters
Daniel von Bargen
Actor
5-Jun-1950   Kruger on Seinfeld

CAST

Stockard Channing   ...   Ouisa
Will Smith   ...   Paul
Donald Sutherland   ...   Flan
Mary Beth Hurt   ...   Kitty
Bruce Davison   ...   Larkin
Heather Graham   ...   Elizabeth
Anthony Michael Hall   ...   Trent
Eric Thal   ...   Rick
Richard Masur   ...   Dr. Fine
and
Ian McKellen   ...   Geoffrey
Anthony Rapp   ...   Ben
Osgood Perkins   ...   Woody
Catherine Kellner   ...   Tess
J. J. Abrams   ...   Doug
Joe Pentangelo   ...   Police Officer
Lou Milione   ...   Hustler
Brooke Hayward   ...   Connie
Peter Duchin   ...   Sandy
Sam Stoneburner   ...   Carter
Maeve McGuire   ...   Polly
Kelly Bishop   ...   Adele
John Cunningham   ...   John
Vasek Simek   ...   Frank the Doorman
Chuck Close   ...   Andy
Kazuko   ...   Jeannie
Adele Chatfield-Taylor   ...   Paula
Maggie Burke   ...   Loft Party Guest
Edmund Genest   ...   Loft Party Guest
Michael Stanley Kirby   ...   Loft Party Guest
David Callegati   ...   Art Dealer
Daniel von Bargen   ...   Detective
John Rowe   ...   Usher
Elizabeth Rossa   ...   Bride
Diane Hartford   ...   Julia
Frank O'Brien   ...   Eddie
Ann McDonough   ...   Teacher
Josť Rabelo   ...   Elevator Man #2
Todd Alcott   ...   Concert Goer
Joanna Noble   ...   Concert Goer
Miriam Fond   ...   Nurse
Annie Meisels   ...   Doug's Girl
Mitch Kolpan   ...   Policeman
Michele Greco   ...   Workman
Tony Zazula   ...   Rainbow Room Captain
Arthur McGill   ...   Hansom Cab Driver
Susan Tabor   ...   Posh Couple
Paul Schmidt   ...   Posh Couple
Carolyn Groves   ...   Cocktail Party Guest
Jeannine Moore   ...   Cocktail Party Guest
Tim Saunders   ...   Cocktail Party Guest
David Tice   ...   Cocktail Party Guest
Redman Maxfield   ...   Fred
Margaret Eginton   ...   Mary
Margaret Thomson   ...   Grandmother at Baptism
Vince O'Brien   ...   Grandfather at Baptism
Anne Swift   ...   Guest at Baptism
Richmond Hoxie   ...   Guest at Baptism
Kitty Carlisle   ...   Mrs. Bannister
Madhur Jaffrey   ...   Guest of Honor
Arthur Brooks   ...   Mrs. Bannister's Guest
Jacqueline Bertrand   ...   Mrs. Bannister's Guest
Lisa Crosby   ...   Mrs. Bannister's Guest
Nancy Duerr   ...   Mrs. Bannister's Guest
Brian McConnachie   ...   Mrs. Bannister's Guest
Angela Thornton   ...   Mrs. Bannister's Guest
Robert Trumbull   ...   Mrs. Bannister's Guest
Richard Whiting   ...   Mrs. Bannister's Guest
Cleo King   ...   Lt. Price

REVIEWS

Review by cd (posted on 9-May-2007)

my favorite film, this adaptation of a play by John Guare directed by Australian Fred Schepisi and art directed by the magnificent Patrizia von Brandenstein, it also featured the late Kitty Carlisle Hart in the next to final scene. this story of the fictitious son of actor Sidney Poitier was staged at Lincoln Center with Stockard Channing and Mr Angela Bassett Courtney B. Vance in the lead roles in l991 and then adapted for the screen featuring she and Will Smith, who famously refused to kiss a man and said he regretted that decision later, citing a lack of maturity at age 25. He was to kiss Anthony Michael Hall of "weird science" fame who protests in every interview since that he is straight. the film is basically set in NY apartments and features the little seen indie favorite who showed up at this year's Independent Spirit awards in Hollywood, Mary Beth Hurt, exwife of William Hurt. Although the strange abrupt ending cried out for a sequel, none was ever done, also features a young Heather Graham.


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