Abramorama | Release Date: June 8, 2012
Summary: He won Grammys and an Academy Award; wrote many #1 songs from Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen" to the Carpenter's "We've Only Just Begun" as well as Kermit the Frog's biggest hit, "The Rainbow Connection"; starred in a Brian DePalma movie; put out his own hit records and albums; was a guest on The Tonight Show fifty times; and is the president of ASCAP... and you might not have heard of him. In the 1970's, Paul Williams was the singer / actor / songwriter that emotional, alienated teenage boys all over the world wanted to be, a sex symbol before MTV, when sex symbols could be 5"2 and sing songs about loneliness with the Muppets. One of those boys was Steve Kessler, a chubby kid from Queens. Thirty years later, Kessler discovered something amazing: Paul Williams didn't die. And no one had ever tried to make a documentary about him. A wistful musical journey that will re-introduce a new generation to Williams' soulful classics, "Paul Williams: Still Alive" is the self-narrated story of Stephen Kessler's lifelong obsession with the former superstar-and what happens when the nostalgic filmmaker finally catches up with him. (Abramorama Films)
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Runtime: 87 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for drug references and brief strong language
Official Site: http://paulwilliamsstillalive.com/
Production: Abramorama
Genres: Biography, Comedy, Musical, Documentary
Countries: USA, Philippines
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 5, 2013
Director Credit
Stephen Kessler Director
Writer Credit
Stephen Kessler Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Paul Williams Himself
Cast Credit
Angie Dickinson Herself
Barbra Streisand Herself
Burt Reynolds Himself
Colin Reboy Actor
Dick Clark Himself
Jack Klugman Himself
John Travolta Himself
Johnny Carson Himself
Karen Carpenter Herself
Kermit the Frog Himself
Peter Lawford Himself
Robert Blake Himself
Telly Savalas Himself
Tony Randall Himself
Producer Credit
Alicia Van Couvering Co-Producer
Damon Maulucci Consulting Producer
David Zieff Producer
Jay Martel Consulting Producer
Jim Czarnecki Producer
Lesa Lakin Richardson Executive Producer
Mike Wilkins Producer
Robert Cohen Executive Producer
Stephen Kessler Producer