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.
PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Comedy , Drama
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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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
Denny Dillon
as Elaine
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
Leila Danette
as Augusta
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

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

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February 8, 2004
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Audience Reviews for Garbo Talks


Meeting a famous movie star, especially if you're a big movie fan, is one goal anyone can achieve until the very last minutes of your life. That's the case of Garbo Talks, and I liked it. When Estelle learns that she has a brain tumor and six months to live, she decides she must meet Garbo, so her son Gilbert hires a paparazzo to track Garbo down. As his obsession distances him from his wife, Gilbert's drawn to a struggling actress he meets at work. Can he find Garbo, and if so, will she talk? Starring the very good performances of Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher, and Catherine Hicks.

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