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A Great American Tragedy (1972)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  18 October 1972 (USA)
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A middle-aged aerospace engineer has his whole life changed when he is suddenly laid off from his job. Unable to find work because of his age and a bad economy, he watches his bills pile up... See full summary »

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A middle-aged aerospace engineer has his whole life changed when he is suddenly laid off from his job. Unable to find work because of his age and a bad economy, he watches his bills pile up, his wife forced to go back to work and his marriage start to break up. Written by Anonymous

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It starts out with a guy,and his family who have worked all their lives to get ahead,and he loses his job. A lot of people are going through that now. George Kennedy,and Vera Miles do a real good job of trying to keep the marriage together through tough times. This shows how what happens to one person effects everyone around Mr. Kennedy.The movie must have been shot in not very many locations,as the back yard is seen in most of the movie.You have to remember this film was made back when the story was more important than the "special effects" films that are being made today. It had a good ending. I like movies with good endings.I haven't seen it in a long time. Would like to find it on DVD.


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