Celebrity | 1983

Drama, Mystery
Three inseparable Fort Worth buddies from the high school class of 1950 find their destinies intertwined by a youthful crime relived 25 years later -- one (Marley) an ambitious writer who becomes a celebrated journalist ...more

Cast

... T J Luther

Actor (1983-1984)

... Mack Crawford

Actor (1983-1984)

... Kleber Cantrell

Actor (1983-1984)

... Clifford Casey

Actor (1983-1984)

... Susan French

Actor (1983-1984)

... Ceil Shannon

Actor (1983-1984)

... Otto Leo

Actor (1983-1984)

... Uncle Bun Luther

Actor (1983-1984)

... Missy Craymore

Actor (1983-1984)

... Regina Brown

Actor (1983-1984)

... Martha Dalton

Actor (1983-1984)

... District Attorney Calvin Sledge

Actor (1983-1984)

Company

Production Company

Synopsis

Three inseparable Fort Worth buddies from the high school class of 1950 find their destinies intertwined by a youthful crime relived 25 years later -- one (Marley) an ambitious writer who becomes a celebrated journalist (a semi-autobiographical character patterned after Thomas Thompson, the best-selling author of "Celebrity" who died shortly after its filming), one (Beck) a smooth-talking hustler who gains celebrity as a charismatic faith healer, one (Bottoms) a football All-American who goes on to Hollywood stardom -- in this six-and-one-half hour marathon dramatization of Thompson's novel. Claude Akins replaced Mickey Rooney as Beck's Uncle Bun, in whose cabin the crime occurs, and Ned Beatty replaced Glenn Ford as powerful defense attorney Otto Leo in the film's showdown trial. An Emmy Award nomination went to Philip Lathrop for his photography.

Writers

Screenplay (1983-1984)

Source Material (from novel) (1983-1984)

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