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A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982)

An elderly widow must find meaning and activity in her life when her son suggests she is no longer capable of handling her own affairs.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Mrs. Polanski
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George Cimino
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Leach
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Harold Cimino
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Alice Cimino
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Judge Schultz
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Esther Cimino, a music teacher who has reached retirement age, finds that her mental faculties are slipping somewhat. The film is a trenchant, realistic study of the ravages and displacements, socially, physically, and mentally, that are visited upon a once-proud, sensitive, and still highly intelligent woman who is declared mentally incompetent by her children. She is subjected to a hearing, where her blurred responses prompt the judge to put her in a nursing home, and she begins to deteriorate. However, her granddaughter who loves her rouses her back to life and helps her learn how to live again. Written by alfiehitchie

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3 February 1982 (USA)  »

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The teleplay by John Gay is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Oliphant. See more »

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@ days filmed at my house
28 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

What a trip to read about the movie with BD and Keenan Wynn filmed for 2 days at my house on Superba St/Blvd.in Venice, CA. for 2 days in the scene where Betty gets back together with Keenan Wynn. I remember how uptight Betty was when our black cat got out of the bedroom and ran across the set in the living room and she freaked out. When I left for work the first day of filming Keenan was outside and invited me to come sit with him, a sweet, sweet man. My late ex-wife was 6 months pregnant with our firstborn and the fees paid for our belated honeymoon in Kauai! I remember coming home from work and Keenan was making out with Betty on our sofa! Sweet Hollywood memories!


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