DirectorJack Hofsiss Music directorTom Scott CountryUnited States
WriterTennessee Williams (play) Release dateAugust 19, 1984 (1984-08-19) GenresDrama, Television film, Historical period drama CastJessica Lange (Maggie), Tommy Lee Jones (Brick), Rip Torn (Big Daddy), Kim Stanley (Big Mama), Penny Fuller (Mae), David Dukes (Gooper) Similar moviesA Walk Among the Tombstones, Django Unchained, Just a Question of Love, 12 Years a Slave, American Beauty, Independence Day
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a 1984 American made-for-television drama film directed by Jack Hofsiss and starring Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Kim Stanley, David Dukes, and Penny Fuller. The film was produced by American Playhouse and originally premiered on Showtime on August 19, 1984.
This adaptation revived the sexual innuendos which had been muted in the 1958 film.
Awards and nominations
Both Stanley and Fuller were nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special, and Stanley went on to win. It was a reunion of sorts for Stanley and Lange, who received Oscar nominations for playing mother and daughter in 1982's Frances.