|Directed by||Stephen F. Verona|
|Produced by||Stephen F. Verona|
|Written by||Stephen F. Verona|
|Music by||Gladys Knight and The Pips|
|Edited by||Robert Estrin|
|Distributed by||AVCO Embassy Pictures|
Pipe Dreams is a 1976 romantic drama film starring soul singer Gladys Knight in her acting debut as a woman who attempts to regain the love of her husband, played by real-life spouse Barry Hankerson. His boss is played by Wayne Tippit; Bruce French, Sally Kirkland and Altovise Davis (wife of Sammy Davis Jr) round out the cast.
Maria Wilson follows her husband to Alaska, where he is working on the Alaska pipeline, to try to win him back. The local boss disapproves.
The film was written and directed by Steve Verona and produced by Verona Enterprises and California Cinema Pruductions LGN, with financing from Buddah Records and minority organizations. Filming took place on location in Valdez in January 1976.
Box office results were poor. Gladys Knight received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star Of The Year (Actress). "So Sad the Song" from Pipe Dreams, The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture).
- Gladys Knight as Maria Wilson
- Barry Hankerson as Rob Wilson
- Wayne Tippit as Mike Thompson
- Sherry Bain as Loretta
- Bruce French as The Duke
- Sally Kirkland as Two Street Betty
- Altovise Davis as Lydia
- Redmond Gleeson as Hollow Legs
- John Mitchum as Franklin
- Contemporary Biography, Women: Women in the news Volume 2, American Newspaper Service, Incorporated, 1991, p. 163.
- "Shooting For Film Debut Of Gladys Knight begins", Jet, January 29, 1976, p. 55.
- "Gladys Knight and the Pips——Back Together Again", Ebony, November 1980, p. 45.
- "Pipe Dreams", Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2010-12-08
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