American Playhouse (1981– )
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Who Am I This Time? 

From a short story by Kurt Vonnegut. Christopher Walken is a shy hardware store employee. But whenever he takes a part in a local amateur theater production, he becomes the part completely-... See full summary »

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Dorothy Patterson ...
Caitlin Hart ...
Les Podewell ...
Les
Aaron Freeman ...
Andrew
Jerry Vile ...
Albert
Paula Frances ...
Minnie
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Ron Parady ...
Vern
Debbi Hopkins ...
Christie
Maria Todd ...
Heather
Sandy McLeod ...
Flirt #1
Edie Vonnegut ...
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From a short story by Kurt Vonnegut. Christopher Walken is a shy hardware store employee. But whenever he takes a part in a local amateur theater production, he becomes the part completely--while on stage. Susan Sarandon is new in town, a lonely itinerant telephone company employee. On a whim, she auditions for and gets the part of Stella to Walken's Stanley when the theater group does A Streetcar Named Desire. Before anyone realizes the growing affection between Helene and Stanley, she falls deeply in love with the sexy brute, not knowing what the real man is like. Written by Reid Gagle (with corrections by Fiona!)

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2 February 1982 (USA)  »

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When Helene (Sarandon) and Harry (Walken) have a picnic during a rehearsal break, halfway through the film, Harry gets rattled and begins twisting and fluttering his napkin. Sarandon does the same with her own napkin, in mimicry, to show her own nervousness. See more »

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[after Harry and Helene have just given a dynamic performance of a scene at the audition, Harry has returned to his dorky clothes and leans over to whisper to Harry]
Harry Nash: Was that all right?
[George pretends that he hasn't already determined that Harry will play the part of Stanley Kowalski]
George Johnson: Oh, uh, for a first reading, that, that wasn't too bad, Harry, yeah.
Harry Nash: Is there a chance I'll get the part?
George Johnson: Uh, I think we can safely say that we, we're leaning powerfully in your direction, Harry.
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This one will touch your heart!
30 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

One of my all-time favorite Christopher Walken films, this is the story of painfully shy hardware store clerk, Harry Nash. Harry lives his life as a tongue-tied outcast but, once in character on stage, he comes to life. Anyone out there who thinks that the only characters that Walken can play are villians should definitely see this one! Walken is one of the great ones, with a sensitivity and range to prove it! A real gem!


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