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Title:
The gin game
Author:
Levinson, Monica.
Uniform Title:
Gin game (Motion picture : 2003)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Chatsworth, Calif. : Image Entertainment, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A bittersweet comedy that follows the relationship that develops between nursing home residents Fonsia Dorsey and Weller Martin during a series of gin games. As the games progress, their ailments, misfortunes, and losses are exposed in funny, honest, and increasingly heated moments, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns into a battle of wills.
General Note:
Widescreen ed.

Originally broadcast on PBS May 4, 2003.

Based on the play by D.L. Coburn.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
UPC:
014381015829
Format :
DVD

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Mary Tyler Moore reunites with the man who played her '60s small-screen husband, Dick Van Dyke, in this film adaptation of D.L. Coburn's much-lauded 1976 play. The Gin Game concerns a burgeoning friendship -- and an insurmountable rift -- between Fonsia Dorsey (Moore) and Weller Martin (Van Dyke), two seniors who find companionship with one another over daily card games at their retirement home. Fonsia is initially attracted to Weller's wry, sarcastic manner, but over the course of their conversations together, the two begin to impose their life's failures and regrets upon each another. The Gin Game premiered as part of PBS' Hollywood Presents series in May 2003. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi