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The Patricia Neal Story (1981)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  8 December 1981 (USA)
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The biographical drama of the difficult recovery of the actress Patricia Neal with the help of her husband, the writer Roald Dahl after having suffered from a sudden attack.

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Patricia Neal
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Roald Dahl
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Dr. Charles Canton
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Val Eaton
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Barry Farrell
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Herself
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Tessa Dahl
Robby Kiger ...
Theo Dahl (as Robbie Kiger)
Priscilla Morrill ...
Sarah
James Hayden ...
Martin Sheen
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Angela
Edward Bell ...
Dick Shepherd
Constance Chapman ...
Mrs. Bateman
Jessica Rains ...
Nurse Jean
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Rod
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The biographical drama of the difficult recovery of the actress Patricia Neal with the help of her husband, the writer Roald Dahl after having suffered from a sudden attack. Written by Volker Boehm

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An Act of Love: The Patricia Neal Story  »

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Slow recovery
8 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Twenty-two years after seeing this film, I suffered a stroke subsequent to brain surgery. after 3 1/2 years, even though my mobility is much improved, I still have paralysis in left hand and arm. Unfortunately Blue Cross Blue Shield only paid for rehabilitation for several months or I might have progressed more than I have. I am still hopeful for the 100% recovery which doctors told me I could "probably" expect back in 2003.

I have nothing but admiration for Patricia Neal & her fight for recovery. The progress I have made is the result of work and the support of loved ones and friends. Paralysis is baffling. Sometimes I feel like I'm grasping with my hand, I suppose in a phenomenon similar to an amputee who still feels the missing limb. Dale Hix


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