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Weeds (1987)




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In this film, based on a true story, convicted criminal Lee Umstetter (Nick Nolte) is sentenced to life in San Quentin prison, with no possibility of parole. Despairing at his interminable sentence, Lee spends his time reading and educating himself. When he writes and performs a play that attracts the notice of a film critic (Rita Taggart), she sets out on a quest to have him paroled.


Nick Nolte
as Lee Umstetter
Rita Taggart
as Lillian Bingington
William Forsythe
as Burt the Booster
Lane Smith
as Claude
Joe Mantegna
as Carmine
Orville Stoeber
as Lead Guitar
Essex Smith
as Thurman
Cyro Baptista
as Percussion
Sam Waymon
as Keyboard
Anne Ramsey
as Mom Umstetter
Ray Reinhardt
as Pop Umstetter
Amanda Gronich
as Bagdad's Girlfriend
Felton Perry
as Associate Warden
Barton Heyman
as Godot Player
Walter Charles
as Godot Player
William Lucas
as Rabble Rouser
Reggie Montgomery
as Rabble Rouser
Amy C. Bass
as Grad Student
Nicholas Wyman
as Associate Warden
Richard K. Olsen
as Derrick Mann
Drew Elliot
as Fisher Cobb
Charlie Rich
as Himself
Frank Gio
as Inmate
Howard Spiegel
as House Manager
Denny Burt
as Caterer
Bill Cross
as Pound Attendant
Rhesa Stone
as Saleswoman
James Deuter
as Motel Manager
John Ring
as Parole Board
Robert Miano
as Parole Board
Sam Stoneburner
as Parole Board
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Critic Reviews for Weeds

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Weeds tells a story as old as the movies -- the rags-to-riches saga of a troupe of theatrical amateurs who bring their show to Broadway -- but it tells it with such a distinctive style, such a curious mixture of pathos and offhand wit, that it works.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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