Tag Archives: Ellen Burstyn

The Cemetery Club (1993) Bill Duke, Ellen Burstyn, Olympia Dukakis, Diane Ladd, Comedy

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This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their 50’s, react quite differently on their husbands deaths they become even closer than what they were as couples. They frequently visit their husband’s graves together and talk about perspective lives.
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The Ambassador (1984) J. Lee Thompson, Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn, Rock Hudson, Action, Drama, Thriller

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Robert Mitchum plays a controversial U.S. ambassador to Israel who tries to solve the Palestinian question while being criticized by all factions, which takes a turn when his wife begins having an affair with a PLO chief. Rock Hudson (in his last theatrical movie role) plays Mitchum’s chief security officer who saves his life in an assassination attempt and tries to help him resolve the conflicts around them.
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Resurrection (1980) Daniel Petrie, Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Drama, Fantasy

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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirmities. While most people simply accept her gift, her lover (Sam Shepard) becomes mentally unbalanced and dangerous because she does not place the healings within a religious context.
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Same Time, Next Year (1978) Robert Mulligan, Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Same Time, Next Year (Robert Mulligan, 1978)
A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on.
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