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The Dead (1987)

Rating:PG
Genre:Drama
Release Date:December 18, 1987
Running time:83 minutes
Cast:Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Dan O'Herlihy, Donal Donnelly, Helena Carroll
Director:John Huston
Producer:Wieland Schulz-Keil, Chris Sievernich
Writer:Tony Huston, James Joyce
Distributor:Vestron UK Ltd.

Description: The final film of legendary director John Huston was based on the closing story of James Joyce's Dubliners. Anjelica Huston is top-billed as Gretta Conroy, the niece by marriage of turn-of-century Irish spinsters Kate Morkan (Helena Carroll) and Julia Morkan (Cathleen Delany). At the home of these two curious ladies, Gretta is prodded into remembering her long-dead lover. She tearfully reveals to her husband (Donal McCann) that the deceased boy may well have died on her behalf. Her tale of woe bespeaks the sentiment shared by James Joyce: no matter how long in their graves, the dead will always influence the living. Adding to the film's elegiac quality, it stars Huston's daughter Anjelica and was co-written with his son Tony Huston.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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