The Winter of Our Discontent (film)
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|The Winter of Our Discontent|
|Based on||The Winter of Our Discontent|
by John Steinbeck
|Screenplay by||Michael De Guzman|
|Directed by||Waris Hussein|
|Theme music composer||Mark Snow|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producers||Gary Adelson|
|Production locations||Pacific Grove, California|
|Editor||Fred A. Chulack|
|Running time||105 minutes|
|Production companies||Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions|
|Picture format||Color (Metrocolor)|
The Winter of Our Discontent is a 1983 American made-for-television drama film directed by Waris Hussein based on the 1961 novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. It stars Donald Sutherland, Teri Garr, and Tuesday Weld.
The story is about a Long Islander named Ethan Allen Hawley (played by Donald Sutherland) who works as a clerk in a grocery store he used to own, but which is now owned by an Italian immigrant (played by Michael V. Gazzo). His wife (Teri Garr) and kids want more than what he can give them because of his lowly position.
He finds out that the immigrant that owns his store is an illegal alien, turns him in to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and receives the store by deceiving the immigrant. Ethan continues to have feelings of depression and anxiety brought about by his uneasy relationship with his wife and kids, risky flirtation with Margie Young-Hunt (Tuesday Weld), and consideration of a bank robbery scheme.
- Donald Sutherland as Ethan Hawley
- Teri Garr as Mary Hawley
- Tuesday Weld as Margie Young-Hunt
- Michael V. Gazzo as Marullo
- Richard Masur as Danny
- E. G. Marshall as Mr. Baker
- Kirk Brennan as Allen Hawley
- Amanita Hyldahl as Ellen Hawley
- Nan Martin as Mrs. Baker
- Macon McCalman as Reverend Sloane
- Ben Piazza as Louis Brock
Tuesday Weld received an Emmy Award nomination for playing Margie Young-Hunt.