Death of a Salesman
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In 1984, actor Dustin Hoffman starred in a critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of playwright Arthur Miller's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Death of a Salesman. A year later, Hoffman and most of his fellow cast members starred in this made-for-TV production, the first English-language film by German director Volker Schlondorff. Hoffman stars as Willy Loman, an aging salesman who has lost his job because of encroaching senility. Now living on handouts provided by his friend Charley (Charles Durning), Willy's lifelong delusions of success and greatness awaiting just around the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A classic American tragedy."
‑ Randy White, Common Sense Media
"They MAKE you watch it in English class for a good reason!"
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Death of a Salesman, directed by Volker Schlondorff, draws out the multiple meanings of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Arthur Miller about change, family and fatherhood, work and love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Schlöndorff's artificial settings and some amazing performances help keep this from looking like a typical "filmed play.""
‑ Dan Lybarger, Lybarger Links
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