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Shakespeare in...and out

Synopsis
Feature film. Rich Longfellow (Shank) is a young aspiring actor who dreams of playing Hamlet. He moves from a small town in Ohio to Los Angeles, certain that he will star in major motion pictures before making his way to England to perform Shakespeare at Shakespeare’s Globe. In the meantime, his physical attributes secure him a job in porn films. He begins a series of low-budget videos and soon moves up to feature-length porn films. Eventually, he realises that he is not achieving his Shakespearean ambitions so he leaves the industry to establish ‘Shakespeare For Seniors’, a volunteer group performing Hamlet on a tour of convalescent homes in the San Fernando Valley.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1999
Duration
80 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Shustari
Producer
Peter Shustari
Cinematographer
Ramin Fathie
Screenplay
Mark Lawrence; Peter Shustari
Music
Juan Colomer
Art Direction
Karen Susmilch
Cast
Roger ShankRich Longfellow
Teressa McKillopBetsy
William NeenanCarmichael Asturle

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Hamlet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
DVD extras includes a scene from TROMEO AND JULIET.

Production Company

Name

Water & Light Productions

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Troma Team Video

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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