Torch Song Trilogy

Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

It takes a lot of guts and a helluva sense of humor to live life in Arnold's shoe's.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1988-12-14
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 90 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Paul Bogart
star 7.3/10
From 90 Ratings


Arnold is a gay man working as a drag queen in 1971 NYC. He meets a handsome bisexual man.

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  • Matthew Broderick

    as Alan Simon
  • Harvey Fierstein

    as Arnold Beckoff
  • Anne Bancroft

    as Ma Beckoff
  • Brian Kerwin

    as Ed Reese
  • Eddie Castrodad

    as David
  • Lorry Goldman

    as Phil Beckoff
  • Ken Page

    as Murray
  • Karen Young

    as Laurel
  • Charles Pierce

    as Bertha Venation
  • Axel Lott

    as Marina Del Rey
  • Benji Schulman

    as Young Arnold
  • Nick Montgomery

    as Chorus Boy
  • Robert Neary

    as Chorus Boy
  • Kim Clark

    as Female Bar Patron
  • Stephanie Penn

    as Female Bar Patron
  • Geoffrey Harding

    as Man with Lighter
  • Michael Bond

    as Bar Patron
  • Michael Warga

    as Bartender
  • Phil Sky

    as Man in Back Room
  • Edgar Small

    as Arnold's Father
  • Harriet C. Leider

    as Maitre D'
  • Paul Joynt

    as Heckler in Club
  • Mitch Carter

    as Heckler in Club
  • Bob Minor

    as Gregory
  • Byron Deen

    as Roz
  • John Beckman

    as 1st Cab Driver
  • Elliott T. Spar

    as Rabbi
  • Alva Chinn

    as Photographer
  • Gregory Gilbert

    as Hustler
  • John Norman

    as 1st Basher
  • Mark Zeisler

    as 2nd Basher
  • Peter MacKenzie

    as 1st Young Man
  • Peter Nevargic

    as 2nd Young Man
  • Ted Hook

    as Old Man
  • Niall Gartlan

    as Boy in Fight
  • Catherine Blue

    as Teacher
  • John Branagan

    as Teacher
  • Tracy Bogart

    as Secretary at School
  • Frits De Knegt

    as 2nd Cab Driver
  • Michael Lindström

    as Show Guest (uncredited)
Directing Paul Bogart Director
Costume & Make-Up Colleen Atwood Costume Design
Camera Mikael Salomon Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Helen P. Butler Wardrobe Supervisor
Writing Harvey Fierstein Screenplay
Writing Harvey Fierstein Theatre Play
Production Howard Gottfried Producer
Production Marie Cantin Associate Producer
Production Ronald K. Fierstein Executive Producer
Editing Nicholas C. Smith Editor
Production Gail Levin Casting
Production Lauren Lloyd Casting
Art Richard Hoover Production Design
Art Marcie Begleiter Art Direction
Art Okowita Art Direction
Art Michael Warga Set Decoration
Production Marie Cantin Production Manager
Sound Peter Matz Original Music Composer
Sound Allan K. Rosen Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Carlos David Amador Hair Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Nancy Berg Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Morey Greenberg Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up David Jellison Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Christa Reusch Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Doreen F. Schultz Assistant Makeup Artist
Directing J. Tom Archuleta Second Assistant Director
Directing Peter Bogart First Assistant Director
Directing Douglas J. Kenny Second Assistant Director
Directing Dennis Maguire First Assistant Director
Directing Drew Ann Rosenberg Second Second Assistant Director
Directing Alan R. Green Assistant Director
Art Denise Dugally Set Dresser
Art Robert Greenfield Set Dresser
Art Mark Paul Selemon Set Dresser
Sound Steve Nelson Sound Mixer
Sound Ken S. Polk Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Gary Rich Sound Mixer
Sound R. Russell Smith Sound Effects Editor
Sound Ken Teaney Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Ray Massara Special Effects
Lighting Dwight Campbell Gaffer
Camera Katherine M. Butler Second Assistant Camera
Camera Todd Liebler Second Assistant Camera
Camera Chris Lombardi First Assistant Camera
Camera Stephen McNutt Camera Operator
Camera Eric Swanek First Assistant Camera
Art Phill Norman Title Designer
Crew Scott Salmon Choreographer