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      1990 2h 30m Drama List
      Reviews Disenchanted with her unhappy 20-year marriage, Sicilian immigrant Lady Torrance (Vanessa Redgrave) manages a store in the 1940s Deep South while her oppressive and bigoted husband, Jabe (Brad Sullivan), lies bedridden with cancer upstairs. When dashing young transient Val Xavier (Kevin Anderson) shows up at the store, she dives into a passionate liaison with him that not only starts a lurid town-wide scandal but may also prove dangerous for the unconventional lovers. Read More Read Less

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      Nick Davis Nick's Flick Picks A startlingly brave and bizarre adaptation of one of Williams' most complicated plays. Rated: A- Jan 10, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Disenchanted with her unhappy 20-year marriage, Sicilian immigrant Lady Torrance (Vanessa Redgrave) manages a store in the 1940s Deep South while her oppressive and bigoted husband, Jabe (Brad Sullivan), lies bedridden with cancer upstairs. When dashing young transient Val Xavier (Kevin Anderson) shows up at the store, she dives into a passionate liaison with him that not only starts a lurid town-wide scandal but may also prove dangerous for the unconventional lovers.
      Director
      Peter Hall
      Production Co
      Turner Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 7, 2014
      Runtime
      2h 30m