Garbo Talks (1984)

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When Estelle Rolfe (Anne Bancroft), a New York divorcee, discovers that she is dying, she tells her son Gilbert (Ron Silver) of her lifetime desire to meet the legendary Greta Garbo. Gilbert, determined that his mother will realize her dream before she dies, sets out to find Garbo and convince her to help.

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Cast

Anne Bancroft
as Estelle Rolfe
Ron Silver
as Gilbert Rolfe
Carrie Fisher
as Lisa Rolfe
Catherine Hicks
as Jane Mortimer
Steven Hill
as Walter Rolfe
Howard Da Silva
as Angelo Dokakis
Dorothy Loudon
as Sonya Apollinar
Harvey Fierstein
as Bernie Whitlock
Hermione Gingold
as Elizabeth Rennick
Richard B. Shull
as Shepard Plotkin
Michael Lombard
as Mr. Morganelli
Ed Crowley
as Mr. Goldhammer
Alice Spivak
as Claire Rolfe
Maurice Sterman
as Dr. Cohen
Antonia Rey
as Puerto Rican Nurse
Court Miller
as 'Romeo and Juliet' Director
Karen Shallo
as Harriet
Max Alexander
as Roger Kellerman
Peter Gumeny
as Arresting Officer
Tony DiBenedetto
as Construction Worker
Burtt Harris
as Construction Worker
Stephen Burks
as Black Officer
Mervyn Nelson
as Movie Shop Owner
John Ring
as Garbo Doorman
Anne Gartlan
as Garbo Maid
Jose Santana
as Sanchez/Orderly
David Hammil
as Ferry Conductor
Roderick Cook
as Von Klammer
Mary McDonnell
as Lady Capulet
Nadine Darling
as Flea Market Salesclerk
Joan de Marrais
as Flea Market Salesclerk
Adolph Green
as Himself
Didi D'Errico
as Actors Equity Receptionist
Harry Madsen
as Delivery Man
Betty Comden
as Garbo #2
Nina Zoe
as Garbo #1
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Critic Reviews for Garbo Talks

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

"Garbo Talks" is Lumet's tribute to Zabar's.

Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a misfire, where seemingly every move Lumet made was a misstep."

May 26, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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