Death of a Salesman 1986

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Death of a Salesman ★★★½ 1986

A powerful adaptation of the famous Arthur Miller play. Hoffman won an Emmy (as did Malkovich) for his stirring portrayal of Willy Loman, the aging salesman who realizes he's past his prime and tries to come to grips with the life he's wasted and the family he's neglected. Reid also turns in a fine performance as his long-suffering wife. 135m/C VHS, DVD . Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, Charles Durning, Stephen Lang, Kate Reid, Louis Zorich; D: Volker Schlondorff; C: Michael Ballhaus; M: Alex North. TV