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The Dead
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3 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: Wth Jessica at York Square
Rating: PG Year: 1987 Category: Drama
Director: John Huston Time: 83:00:00 min. Writer: Tony Huston

Reviews
Mine: Very touching and interesting movie. Huston does not have much in the way of plot, but knows it and keeps the movie short. Very well done.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: All-Irish cast helps Huston bring James Joyce's short story (from Dubliners) to life, a vignette about a lively holiday dinner party in 1904, followed by a melancholy confrontation between a loveless husband and wife. Not for every taste, this finely embroidered film celebrates time, place, and atmosphere, without much discernible plot, but with a host of marvelous characterizations. Huston's last film as director scripted by his son Tony.
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Cast
Anjelica Huston Anjelica Huston as:
Gretta Conroy
Donal McCann as:
Gabriel Conroy
Dan O'Herlihy as:
Mr. Brown
Donal Donnelly as:
Freddy Malins
Helena Carroll as:
Aunt Kate
Cathleen Delany as:
Aunt Julia
Ingrid Graigie as:
Mary Jane
Rachael Dowling as:
Lily