Steambath (1973) - Rotten Tomatoes

Steambath (1973)





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Bruce Jay Friedman's acclaimed off-Broadway play, which offers a decidedly unusual perspective on the afterlife, is brought to the screen in this production originally created for public television. Tandy (Bill Bixby) is a New York Police Department employee who suddenly and unexpectedly finds himself enjoying a steam at a public bathhouse overseen by an elderly Hispanic gentleman, Morty (Jose Perez). As the evening wears on, Tandy and Morty are joined by several other guests -- a stock trader (Kenneth Mars), a cabbie (Stephen Elliott), an attractive woman (Valerie Perrine), and a schlubby nebbish (Herb Edelman) -- and it begins to dawn on Tandy and his companions that they've all recently died, and that the steam bath is actually the waiting room to the next life, where Morty is judging their fates.


Herb Edelman
as Bieberman
Biff Elliot
as Flanders
Peter Kastner
as Gottlieb
Jose Perez
as Attendant
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Belying it's 70's TV origins this is still an interesting PBS production of Bruce Jay Friedman's think piece with excellent performances by Bixby and Valerie Perrine.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A great funny and thought provoking story. I especially loved Bixby in the movie. I really enjoyed this movie, and I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

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