Opening Night

Opening Night (1977)

The Show Must Go On…

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1977-12-22
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 206 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 24min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Faces Distribution
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Actress Myrtle Gordon is a functioning alcoholic who is a few days from the opening night of her latest play, concerning a woman distraught about aging. One night a car kills one of Myrtle's fans who is chasing her limousine in an attempt to get the star's attention. Myrtle internalizes the accident and goes on a spiritual quest, but fails to finds the answers she is after. As opening night inches closer and closer, fragile Myrtle must find a way to make the show go on.

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Directing John Cassavetes Director
Writing John Cassavetes Writer
Camera Al Ruban Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Aleka Corwin Costume Design
Sound Bill Varney Sound Mixer
Production Sam Shaw Executive Producer
Sound Joe Woo Jr. Sound Editor
Crew Charlie Picerni Stunt Coordinator
Camera Catherine E. Coulson Second Assistant Camera
Production Mike Lally Associate Producer
Sound Bo Harwood Original Music Composer
Sound Bo Harwood Sound
Editing Tom Cornwell Editor
Production Michael Lally Producer
Art Bryan Ryman Production Design
Art Bryan Ryman Art Direction
Sound Joanne T. Harwood Sound Assistant
Production Edward Ledding Production Manager
Art Robert Vehon Property Master
Production Foster H. Phinney Production Manager
Sound Crew Chamberlain Boom Operator
Directing Lisa Hallas-Gottlieb Second Assistant Director
Art Verna Bagby Construction Coordinator
Art Richard Upper Title Designer
Art Richard Upper Graphic Designer
Art Abraham Zwick Other