The Resource Quartet, director, Dustin Hoffman ; starring Maggie Smith

Quartet, director, Dustin Hoffman ; starring Maggie Smith

Label
Quartet
Title
Quartet
Statement of responsibility
director, Dustin Hoffman ; starring Maggie Smith
Contributor
Actor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dustin Hoffman directs this comedy drama adapted by writer Ronald Harwood from his own stage play of the same name. Beecham House is a retirement home with a difference: it specifically caters for former artistes including one-time opera singers Cissy (Pauline Collins), Reginald (Tom Courtenay) and Wilf (Billy Connolly). Once part of a quartet, the three still take part in an annual concert to celebrate the birthday of composer Giuseppe Verdi. But this year things are complicated by the arrival of the fourth member of their quartet, Jean (Maggie Smith), a die-hard diva who also happens to be Reginald's ex-wife. Theatrical temperaments and old hostilities flare as the dramatic foursome fuss, flirt and flounce their way through rehearsals, adhering emphatically to that old showbiz adage, 'the show must go on'
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Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
  • 791.437
  • 791.437
Intended audience
BBFC code: 12a
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PerformerNote
Cast: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Sheridan Smith, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Trevor Peacock, Luke Newberry, David Ryall, Eline Powell, Jumayn Hunter, Sarah Crowden
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  • Gambon
  • Hoffman, Dustin.
  • Marianelli, Dario.
  • Smith, Maggie.
  • Gambon, Michael.
  • Connolly, Billy.
  • Harwood, Ronald.
  • Hoffman, Dustin
  • Marianelli, Dario
  • Smith, Maggie
  • Gambon, Michael
  • Connolly, Billy
  • Harwood, Ronald
Label
Quartet, director, Dustin Hoffman ; starring Maggie Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
mm00197541
Extent
1 dvd (98 min.).
Other control number
5060116727739
Publisher number
MP1199D
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)mm00197541
System details
DVD
Label
Quartet, director, Dustin Hoffman ; starring Maggie Smith
Publication
Control code
mm00197541
Extent
1 dvd (98 min.).
Other control number
5060116727739
Publisher number
MP1199D
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)mm00197541
System details
DVD

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