|Based on||Redwood Curtain
by Lanford Wilson
|Screenplay by||Ed Namzug|
|Directed by||John Korty|
|Music by||Lawrence Shragge|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Richard Welsh
Francine Lefrak (co-executive producer)
|Producer(s)||Robert W. Christiansen
Brent Shields (co-producer)
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Chris/Rose Productions
Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions
|Original release||April 23, 1995|
Redwood Curtain is a 1995 American dramatic TV movie created by Hallmark Hall of Fame, and directed by John Korty based upon the 1993 Broadway play of the same name by Lanford Wilson. Starring Jeff Daniels, Lea Salonga, Debra Monk and John Lithgow, the film debuted on ABC on April 23, 1995.
Redwood Curtain was filmed in Northern California. The film was adapted by Ed Namzug and based upon Lanford Wilson's 1993 play of the same name. Hallmark brought Debra Monk, who was part of the original stage production, to the telefilm to reprise her role of Geneva Riordan.
- Jeff Daniels as Lyman Fellers
- Lea Salonga as Geri Riordan
- Catherine Hicks as Julia Riordan
- John Lithgow as Laird Riordan
- Debra Monk as Geneva Riordan
- Shirley Douglas as Schyler Noyes
- Vilma Silva as Zenaida
- Joy Carlin as Mrs. Cole
- Steven Anthony Jones as Nate Stone
- Jarion Monroe as Leon Shea
- Cab Covay as Mad John
- R. Blakeslee Colby as Reverend Grant
- Jonathan Korty as Dennis McCaw
Variety noted that the original stage play was a "spookily amorphous affair", and that it included an "edgy, funny performance by Debra Monk." Of the television film, they called it a "ponderous, cliche-riddled adaptation", with a performance by Monk that suffered in her character having her "spirit drained". Conversely, they commended director John Korty in his drawing "a nicely restrained performance out of John Lithgow".
Awards and nominations
- 1995, Cinema Audio Society Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Movie of the Week, Mini-Series or Special
- 1995, Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special
- Jeremy Gerard (20 April 1995). "review: Redwood Curtain". Variety. Archived from the original on 2011-04-11. Retrieved April 11, 2011.
- John Leonard (14 April 1995). Behind the Curtain. 28, No. 17. New York Magazine. pp. 74–75. ISSN 0028-7369.