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The Patricia Neal Story (1981)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 8 December 1981
A look at the profound challenges faced by actress Patricia Neal and her husband, writer Roald Dahl, after Neal suffered a severe stroke.

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(teleplay), (book)
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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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
Angela Cheyne ...
Angela
Edward Bell ...
Dick Shepherd
Constance Chapman ...
Mrs. Bateman
Jessica Rains ...
Nurse Jean
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Rod
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A look at the profound challenges faced by actress Patricia Neal and her husband, writer Roald Dahl, after Neal suffered a severe stroke. Written by Volker Boehm and Determined Copy Editor

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Biography | Drama

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Not Rated
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An Act of Love: The Patricia Neal Story  »

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OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE FIGHT NEEDED TO RECOVER FROM STROKE
25 November 2000 | by (COLORADO) – See all my reviews

For the most part the techniques used to recover was good. Better methods are available now but the "fight" is still needed. And to reinvent your own therapy is still too much needed. I encourage all strokees to view this movie!. Love, Light, and Rainbows Ma


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