It's My Turn (film)
|It's My Turn|
|Directed by||Claudia Weill|
|Produced by||Martin Elfand
Jay Presson Allen
|Written by||Eleanor Bergstein|
|Music by||Patrick Williams|
|Edited by||Byron 'Buzz' Brandt
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|October 24, 1980|
The film was directed by Claudia Weill and written by Eleanor Bergstein. The producers of It's My Turn cut out an erotic dancing scene from Bergstein's screenplay, which sparked her to go on and write a new script that would become the 1987 hit film Dirty Dancing.
The film's title track, played during the final credits—"It's My Turn"—was sung by Diana Ross, with music by Michael Masser and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. It was released as a single and became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number nine.
Kate Gunzinger is a mathematics professor at a Chicago university. She lives with a man named Homer in a comfortable but not terribly passionate relationship.
Kate travels to New York for a job interview and to attend the wedding of her widowed father. She meets the bride's son, Ben Lewin, a former professional baseball player.
Ben is married, but a relationship develops with Kate. He takes her to Yankee Stadium for an old-timers' day ceremony and eventually they have an affair. When they part, Kate goes back to Chicago and breaks up with Homer, not knowing what the future holds.
- Jill Clayburgh as Kate Gunzinger
- Michael Douglas as Ben Lewin
- Charles Grodin as Homer
- Beverly Garland as Emma
- Steven Hill as Jacob
- Dianne Wiest as Gail
- Daniel Stern as Cooperman
|“||"It's My Turn" is one of those movies where you can almost keep a mental list of the important topics as they're ticked off in the dialogue. The people in this movie don't seem to be having conversations; they seem to be marching through current feminist issues.||”|
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