LIZA MINNELLI: SAM FOUND OUT: A TRIPLE PLAY {REVISED FINAL VERSION} (TV)

Summary

This program consists of three different plays -- each using virtually the same script and all starring Liza Minnelli -- in which a mysterious "Sam" factors into each climax. The first is a drama, written by Lanford Wilson, in which Minnelli plays a drug-addled hooker, "Sloppy" Jo, who an ex-cop tries to save from Sam. Mystery surrounds the relationship between the prostitute and the cop until the unexpected climax occurs, and Sam "finds out." In the second play, a romance written by Terrence McNally and Wendy Wasserstein, Minnelli plays a tap-dancing student trying to find love in the big city, possibly with Sam. That is, until she's swept off her feet by a fellow tapdancer, who lacks skill and has a big secret. In the third play, a musical by Kander & Ebb, Minnelli plays a woman whose potential nuptials are ruined because Sam finds out. Only this time, Sam isn't a person. Commercials deleted.

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Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: May 31, 1988 Tuesday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:48:30
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:72343
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - Drama
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1988
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Alexander H. Cohen … Executive Producer, Producer
    • Fred Ebb … Executive Producer, Co-Producer, Writer
    • Vern T. Calhoun … Supervising Producer
    • Piers Haggard … Director
    • Lanford Wilson … Writer
    • Terrence McNally … Writer
    • Wendy Wasserstein … Writer
    • John Kander … Writer
    • Liza Minnelli … Cast
    • Louis Gossett … Cast
    • Ryan O'Neal … Cast
    • John Rubinstein … Cast
    • Marilyn Cooper … Cast
    • Trisha Gorman … Cast
    • Kevin O'Connor … Cast
    • Joseph R. Sicari … Cast
    • L. Peter Callender … Cast
    • Douglas Fisher … Cast
    • Manuel Santiago … Cast