The Time of Your Life 48 years old

William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and each other's lives, giving voice to Saroyan's philosophies as they randomly comment about the impending world war, the beauty of art, and traditional notions of good and evil. At least one of the relationships stands a chance of enduring: a brawny innocent named Tom is falling in love with a vulnerable young prostitute named Kitty. Saroyan himself is heard reciting the play's prologue.


The Time of Your Life Cast

Name Character
Kevin Kline He was 28, now 76 years old as McCarthy
Peter Dvorský He was 24, now 72 years old as Narrator (voice)
Hal Holbrook He was 51, now 99 years old as Himself - Host
Patti LuPone She was 26, now 74 years old as Kitty Duval
Nicolas Surovy He was 31, now 79 years old as Joe
Benjamin Hendrickson He was 25, 55 years old when he died as Nick
James Harper He was 4, now 43 years old as Blick
David Schramm He was 30, 52 years old when he died as Kit Carson

The Time of Your Life Crew

Name Department
William Saroyan as Screenplay. He was 67 (72) years old when He died Writing
The Time of Your Life (48 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, March 10, 1976
  • Runtime: 70 minutes