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Love Streams (1984)

Original Title : Love Streams
Director : John Cassavetes
Writer : Ted Allan
Ted Allan
John Cassavetes
Genre : Drama
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Yoram Globus , Menahem Golan
Music : Bo Harwood
Photography : Al Ruban
IMDB ID : 0087644
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poster for "Love Streams" by John Cassavetes (1984)
Love Streams (1984) - John Cassavetes
 

Starring

Gena Rowlands Sarah Lawson
John Cassavetes Robert Harmon
Diahnne Abbott Susan
Seymour Cassel Jack Lawson
Margaret Abbott Margarita
Jakob Shaw Albie Swanson
Eddy Donno Stepfather Swanson
Joan Foley Judge Dunbar
Al Ruban Milton Kravitz
Tom Badal Sam the lawyer rest of cast listed alphabetically Julie Allan .... Charlene
Doe Avedon Mrs. Kiner
Frank Beetson Cashier
Neil Bell The Dog Man
Gregg Berger Taxi Driver
Risa Blewitt Debbie Lawson
Bronwyn Bober Jeanine
Tony Brubaker Frank
Logan Carter Female Impersonator
Alexandra Cassavetes Backup Singer
Michele Conway Agnes Swanson
Dominique Davalos Backup Singer
Cindy Davidson Annette
Raphael De Niro Billy
Barbara DiFrenza Mary
François Duhamel Porter
Joan Dykman Phyllis
George Endoso House Man
Robert Fieldsteel Dr. Williams
John Finnegan Taxi Driver
Michael O. Gallant Bit Part
Leonard P. Geer Lenny
Leslie Hope Joanie
Jamie Horton Porter
Jim W. Jones Taxi Driver
Kelly Lawrence Female Impersonator
Joe Le Flore Bit Part
Renee Le Flore Renee
Avraham Leibman Porter
Al Lopez Bit Part
Victoria Morgan Laurie
Christopher Morley Female Impersonator
Hugo Napton Ben the Bartender
Christopher O'Neal Phyllis George Delano
Phedon Papamichael Taxi Driver
John Qualls Taxi Driver
John Roselius Ken
Dave Rowlands The psychiatrist
Dean Shindel Bit Part
Michael Stein Porter
Jessica St. John Dottie
William C. Thompson Porter
Susan Wolf Jade Meadows Swift
 

Plot

The film describes a few days in the life of the writer Robert Harmon (John Cassavetes) and his sister Sarah (Gena Rowlands). The decadent life of Robert is made of alcohol, cigarettes, and short-time relationships with women, women he interviews for a book, he spends a weekend with at a casino or fall in love with for the fun of an evening (Diahnne Abbott and her mother). Having no constraints, he his unable to be responsible for anything including the care of his son, leaving him alone in an hotel room and teaching the 12-years old boy how to drink. His life is made of his own phantasms as an artist. His sister is divorcing from her husband because of her exuberant and insane behavior. She scares her daughter Debbie who prefers to stay with her father (Seymour Cassel), a decision that hurts Sarah very deeply and reinforces her nervous breakdown. Most of the movie takes place in the house of Robert (in reality, it was the house of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands in Los Angeles). We watch Robert and Sarah struggling with their own lives. As the movie progresses, they end up with each other. The house gets empty little by little until Robert remains alone, after Sarah left him for another man. At the end of the movie, John Cassavetes waves goodbye to the viewers with his hat, addressing a farewell to movies and to life.
 
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