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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Blue City (1986, Michelle Manning)

TitleBlue City
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorMichelle Manning
MediumColor video
Play ConnectionsHamlet (derivative)


A modernized Hamlet in which Hamlet becomes a young man who returns home to discover that his father was murdered nine months previously

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

Joey RayfordDavid Caruso
Malvina TurnerAnita Morris
Billy TurnerJudd Nelson
Annie RayfordAlly Sheedy
Perry KerchScott Wilson
Luther ReynoldsPaul Winfield

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMichelle Manning
ProducerWilliam Hayward
ProducerWalter Hill
ComposerRy Cooder
ScreenplayLukas Heller
ScreenplayWalter Hill
Book AuthorRoss MacDonald
ScreenplayNicholas St. John
LightingSteven Poster

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell