Apology (film)

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Genre Thriller
Written by Story:
Mark Medoff
Campbell Black
Mark Medoff
Directed by Robert Bierman
Starring Lesley Ann Warren
Peter Weller
Chris Noth
John Glover
Charles S. Dutton
Harvey Fierstein
Music by Maurice Jarre (score)
Bill Champlin (songs)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Roger Gimbel
Neil Rosenstein (co-executive producer)
Producer(s) Les Alexander
Richard Parks
Richard Smith
Jacob Zilberg (associate producer)
Cinematography Phil Meheux
Editor(s) Jim Benson
Running time 93 minutes
Production company(s) HBO Pictures
Distributor HBO (US, international, sales)
Samuel Goldwyn Television
Thorn EMI
Original network HBO
Original release
  • July 27, 1986 (1986-07-27) (United States)

Apology is a made for HBO original film that premiered on July 27, 1986. The movie is based on the artwork of Allan Bridge and the novel he inspired, Mr. Apology. The film was eventually released on video and syndicated to cable and network television outlets. It stars Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Weller and John Glover.[1]


In New York City, avant garde sculptor Lily McGuire (Lesley Ann Warren) lives a complicated and frustrating life as she tries to not only provide for herself and her daughter, but debut her latest artwork known as Apology. The design is a two-part exhibit consisting of a walkthrough sculpture of advanced mechanical design and a phone service that allows callers to anonymously leave confessions of whatever they desire on the answering machine. However, someone has been calling the line and using it to announce a string of recent high-profile killings. After contacting the police, Detective Hungate (Peter Weller) advises Lily to take the threats seriously. Eventually, the serial killer stops his phone calls and intends to murder Lily to the sounds of the exhibit's programmed confessions.[2] Charles S. Dutton, Harvey Fierstein, and Chris Noth co-star.


  • Lesley Ann Warren ... Lily
  • Peter Weller ... Rad Hungate
  • George Loros ... Frank
  • John Glover ... Philip
  • Jimmie Ray Weeks ... Claude
  • Harvey Fierstein ... The derelict
  • Charles S. Dutton ... Asst. District Attorney (as Charles Dutton)
  • Skye Bassett ... Anna
  • Garrett M. Brown ... Gordon
  • Ellen Barber ... Patty Garretson
  • Reathel Bean ... Lt. Arnold Goodson
  • Chris Noth ... Roy Burnette
  • Diana Reis ... Jean
  • Joe Zaloom ... Street vendor


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