Who Am I This Time? (1982)





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Movie Info

To overcome his shyness, hardware store clerk Christopher Walken gets involved with his local community theatre group. Proving himself a powerful stage presence, Walken is cast as Stanley Kowalski in the group's upcoming production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Still, he remains as bashful as ever offstage-at least until he meets his "Stella", phone-company employe Susan Sarandon. Touchingly adapted from a story by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., the 60-minute Who Am I This Time? was originally an installment of PBS' American Playhouse anthology. It made its debut on February 2, 1982.
Comedy , Drama , Television , Romance
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In Theaters:
Rubicon Film Productions


Christopher Walken
as Harry Nash
Susan Sarandon
as Helene Shaw
Mike Bacarella
as Stage Manager
Robert Ridgely
as George Johnson
Aaron Freeman
as Andrew
Ron Parady
as Vern
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Critic Reviews for Who Am I This Time?

All Critics (0)

Walken as Brando as Kowalski is by turns hilarious and poignant, while Sarandon is able to shift effortlessly between the role of Stella and a suddenly smitten woman who, for the first time, thinks she's found love.

September 20, 2006

Audience Reviews for Who Am I This Time?


This is one of the most amazng films I have seen...ever. It was one of Christopher Walken's first films and an incredible piece of acting. Opposite was Susan Sarandon in an equally amazing role. This is a sleeper. I am astounded at how few people have seen it. SEE IT!

Sarvananda Bluestone
Sarvananda Bluestone

Horribly disappointed by this film. I like the idea behind the story (I mean, it came from Kurt Vonnegut for Christ's sake), but I think it's failed in the execution (even more surprising considering it's Demme). When Christopher Walken is on the stage, he is brilliant, but when he is hamming it up as a complete baffoon (he's half retarded) off the stage, it's bad. The most entertaining out of the cast is Robert Ridgely, who most might know for a small part in Boogie Nights and who captures the spirit of a local community theater director well. It's innocent, but also very cheesy and the ending is pure 80's freeze frame bile.

Tim Sigur
Tim Sigur

Super Reviewer


Try to visualize Christopher Walken as Marlon Brando!

Linda K. T.
Linda K. T.

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