A television writer is troubled by accusations that a young boy's death resulted from actions the boy copied from the writer's teleplay.

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Ira Davidoff
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Sue Davidoff (as Patty Duke Astin)
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Marion Davidoff
Rose Gregorio ...
Mrs. Eberhardt
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Arthur Huston
Jon Korkes ...
Randolph
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Anthony
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Frank Eberhardt
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Louis Kellogg
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Paul Temperson
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Lee Gardner
Milt Kogan ...
Phil Curry
Ivan Bonar ...
Russ Whitman
Susan Adams ...
Peggy McCall
Shelby Balik ...
Chrissie
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A television writer is troubled by accusations that a young boy's death resulted from actions the boy copied from the writer's teleplay.

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Thoughtful yet disturbing TV-movie
28 April 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Martin Balsam is excellent as the troubled writer whose teleplay inspires a boy to start a fire. The dilemma of how far moral responsibility should extend is examined thoughtfully raising more questions than the movie can answer. The supporting cast does a marvelous job. Even for a TV-movie however, this film disappoints somewhat in being visually uninteresting to the extreme. Still worth watching and discussing.


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