Streamers (film)

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Directed by Robert Altman
Produced by Robert Altman
Nick J. Mileti
Written by David Rabe
Cinematography Pierre Mignot
Edited by Norman Smith
Distributed by United Artists Classics
Release date
  • September 16, 1983 (1983-09-16)
Running time
109 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Streamers is a 1983 film adapted by David Rabe from his play of the same title. The film was directed by Robert Altman and produced by Robert Michael Geisler and John Roberdeau (The Thin Red Line). The cast included David Alan Grier as Roger, Mitchell Lichtenstein as Richie, Matthew Modine as Billy, Michael Wright as Carlyle, George Dzundza as Cokes, and Guy Boyd as Rooney.

The entire cast was named Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. The film was screened out of competition at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


Four young soldiers waiting to be shipped to Vietnam deal with racial tension and their own intolerance when one soldier reveals he's gay.



Streamers premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 16, 1983. The film was later released onto DVD by Shout! Factory on January 19, 2010.


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Streamers". Retrieved 2009-06-21. 

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