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Cannery Row

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Cannery Row

Adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novels “Cannery Row” and Sweet Thursday”. A marine biologist romances a prostitute.Director-writer David S. Ward’s 1982 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row (with material from another Steinbeck tale, Sweet Thursday) has its charms, principally some top-drawer talent on both sides of the camera; the cast is headed by Nick Nolte and Debra Winger, Jack Nitzsche composed the music, and John Huston supplies the voice-over. In a previous life, Nolte’s Doc was known as Eddie “The Blur” Daniels, a star baseball pitcher in the 1920s who mysteriously gave up the game while still in his prime; now he’s a self-styled marine biologist with a predilection for octopi who makes his home on “The Row,” a string of sardine fisheries in Monterey, California. There are a variety of colorful characters in this rundown ‘hood–a worldly-wise madam (Audra Lindley) and her charges, a bum (M. Emmet Walsh) and his buddies–but although it takes him a while to admit it, Doc only has eyes for Suzy (Winger), a newcomer to the scene who, by her own estimation, “ain’t got the class of a duck.” The film relies mostly on these oddballs and their various idiosyncrasies and adventures, and Steinbeck clearly

  • Adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novels “Cannery Row” and Sweet Thursday”. A marine biologist romances a prostitute. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY Rating: NR Age: 883929043514 UPC: 883929043514 Manufacturer No: 1000044117

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