Tribute (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

Tribute (1980)






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Jack Lemmon stars in an Academy Award-nominated performance as Scottie Templeton, a Broadway press agent dying of cancer, in Bernard Slade's film adaptation of his Broadway play (in which Lemmon originated the role). Divorced from his wife Maggie (Lee Remick), Scottie leads a happy-go-lucky life until he is informed by his doctor (Colleen Dewhurst) that he has contracted leukemia. She tells him that, without treatment, he will die. Scottie is unsure whether he wants to bother with the treatment, but he has some unfinished business with his son Jud (Robby Benson), a serious-minded person who scorns Scottie's job. As their relationship begins to improve, Scottie begins to reconsider his decision against the cancer treatments. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovimore
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 18, 2009


Jack Lemmon
as Scottie Templeton
Robby Benson
as Jud Templeton
Lee Remick
as Maggie Stratton
Kim Cattrall
as Sally Haines
Colleen Dewhurst
as Gladys Petrelli
John Marley
as Lou Daniels
Rummy Bishop
as Poker Player
John Dee
as Poker Player
Teri Keane
as Evelyn
Anthony Powers
as Cab Driver #2 (as To...
Bob Scarantino
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Tribute

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Well acted by Jack Lemmon

August 14, 2005

Tribute probes a middle-age man's sudden confrontation with his impending death and the need to reconcile with his son.

Full Review… | January 29, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Tribute


Lemmon is seldom wrong in his portrayls but this one feels wrong from other quarters.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Jack Lemmon has to carry this film on his back. He almost pulls it off.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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