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  • TBC
  • 1977
  • 119 mins

Turning Point, The

Turning Point, The


Classy piece of navel-gazing, with excellent bourgeois credentials - Bancroft as a fading ballet star, not so nippy on her toes as she once was, MacLaine as the former friend who hung up her shoes to marry Skerrit, and now has a daughter of her own (Browne), itching to take to the stage. Baryshnikov even appears, but he's just a diversion in a film that is mainly about two Hollywood heavyweights slagging each other off, making up and weeping. Its sophistications are superficial, to say the least, but it wowed the Academy in 1977 - they nominated it for 10 Oscars.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Leslie Browne, Anne Bancroft, Martha Scott, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Shirley MacLaine, Tom Skerritt
  • Director: Herbert Ross
  • Writer: Arthur Laurents
  • Producer: Herbert Ross, Arthur Laurents
  • Photographer: Robert Surtees

In a nutshell

It didn't win any.

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