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Message to My Daughter (1973)

A confused teenager discovers a stack of tapes recorded years earlier by her dying mother.

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A confused teenager discovers a stack of tapes recorded years earlier by her dying mother.

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12 December 1973 (USA)  »

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a great early martin sheen performance
23 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i've read all of the other reviews but no one mentions martin sheen . i saw this film by chance. it must have been a rebroadcast in 1975 or 1976. and i have never forgotten the magnificent, underplayed performance by martin sheen, exhibiting the quiet strength that is so characteristic of much of his later work. it made me a lifelong fan. and yes, bonnie bedelia was also wonderful (although frankly, until i read the other reviews, i had not remembered it was her, this being so early in her career). a powerful film, that says so much about how little we sometimes know about the people we are closest to, until something surprises us (noting the daughter's comment near the end of the film, speaking of her father).


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