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Terraces (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 27 June 1977
Story of the various joys and crises of neighbors who share terraces in a high-rise apartment building.

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Lila Garrett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lloyd Bochner ... Dr. Roger Cabe
Jane Dulo Jane Dulo ... Roberta Robbins
Arny Freeman Arny Freeman ... Martin Robbins
Eliza Roberts ... Beth Loomis (as Elizabeth Garrett)
Bill Gerber Bill Gerber ... Gregg Loomis
Kit McDonough ... Julie Bordon
Julie Newmar ... Chalane Turner
James Phipps James Phipps ... Alex Bengston
Lola Albright ... Dorothea Cabe
Tim Thomerson ... Steve (as Timothy Thomerson)
Allan Rich ... Mr. Vogel
Ralph Manza ... Nick Parisi
Tom Lawrence ... Hugh
Jack Denton ... Officer Respighi
Maurice Hill Maurice Hill ... Mr. Wilson
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Story of the various joys and crises of neighbors who share terraces in a high-rise apartment building.

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1977 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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When a doctor asks her to make hot coffee because another character has suffered a sleeping pill OD, a neighbor somehow brews an entire pot of fresh java from scratch in about 20 seconds of real screen time. See more »

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Very good gay-friendly plot line; now on Netflix Instant
28 December 2011 | by angelofvicSee all my reviews

Aired in 1977, this was one of the very very first TV movies that had a very sympathetic gay plot line! And for that time period, the plot line was and is very moving and touching. For that reason I think it's valuable to watch the film (now on Netflix Instant), even if only to see how daring it was for the times.

The overarching set-up of the movie is that it takes place in an LA apartment complex, and follows the inhabitants of five of the apartments on the eighth floor whose terraces adjoin one another. These include Julie, a gal getting her very first apartment and who has a bit of low self-esteem; Roberta and Martin, a retired Jewish couple; Beth and Gregg, a young "golden couple" who are having marital difficulties; a flakey glamour girl (Julie Newmar); and Alex, a young gay actor.

Alex is good-humored and bright but feels like a flake. His meeting and falling in love with and having a serious affair with an older, married doctor (Lloyd Bochner) however, has given his life meaning. But when the doctor's wife attempts to track down the "other woman" in her husband's life, things come to a head.

I found this riveting in 1977. Perhaps it's less so now, and certainly the 1970s' music and TV production values and even the dialogue can seem a bit dated now, but I think the movie still holds up as an interesting ensemble piece of multiple overlapping story lines, highlighted in particular by the excellent gay-related plot. Check it out.


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