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Better Late Than Never (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  17 October 1979 (USA)
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Harry Landers
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J.D. Ashcroft
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Ms. Davis
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Mr. Scott
Marjorie Bennett ...
Marjorie Crane
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Dr. Zoltan Polos
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Captain Taylor
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Lavinia Leventhal
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Colonel Riddle
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Sheriff
Lou Jacobi ...
Milton Cohen
Paula Trueman ...
Alke Elam
William Bogert ...
Rapist
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Jean Wallace
Woody Chambliss ...
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Harry Landers is a feisty senior citizen who refuses to abide by the rules in a stodgy retirement home run by a dour Ms. Davis, in which Harry leads a revolt by the other goated senior citizen residents against the establishment. Written by Anonymous

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Es ist nie zu spät  »

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Towards the end of the movie a group of the old folks run off to an old abandoned town. The town used for the movie is the very same Paramount Ranch Western town where two of the actors, Jeannette Nolan and Strother Martin, co-starred with Earl Holliman twenty years earlier in the Western series Hotel de Paree, which filmed exteriors at Paramount Ranch. See more »

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[repeated line]
Ms. Davis: Damn you, Harry Landers!
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You're Never Too Young
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
Sung by Fred Astaire
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Should be on DVD!
7 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very fun movie featuring a cast of cantankerous elderly folks that want to escape from their nursing home. Would love to see this on DVD. I believe it aired on NBC during the 80s. I have only seen it a few times, but recall that it was quite entertaining. Tyne Daly was very good as the care-giver trying to foil the escape. With all of the made-for-TV fare being dumped into the dollar bins at discount stores, I am surprised not to see this one! It's nice to see these actors and actresses in such a vehicle, and to see Tyne Daly in here pre-Cagney and Lacy days. This film contains humor, suspense, and tragedy. Overall, a nice film that you can watch with your children and grandchildren that isn't completely annoying...!


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