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Release Date:
12 February 1982 (USA) See more »
A young woman battles to regain custody of her son. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Glynnis O'Connor ... Melanie

Paul Sorvino ... Walter

Burton Cummings ... Rick
Trudy Young ... Ronda

Don Johnson ... Carl
Donann Cavin ... Ginny
Jamie Dick ... Tyler
Jodie Drake ... Eula
Lisa Dalbello ... Marcie (as Lisa Del Bello)
Yvonne Murray ... Brandy
Martha Gibson ... Waitress
Rocco Bellusci ... Dana
David Wills ... Daryll Adrian
Jim Martin ... Sound Engineer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

L.Q. Jones ... Buford (uncredited)

Directed by
Rex Bromfield 
Writing credits
Michael Green (story) (as Michael C. Green)

Richard Paluck (screenplay) and
Robert Guza Jr. (screenplay)

Produced by
Gerry Arbeid .... associate producer
Peter R. Simpson .... producer (as Peter Simpson)
Richard Simpson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Zaza 
Cinematography by
Richard Ciupka (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Brian Ravok 
Production Design by
Roy Forge Smith 
Costume Design by
Julie Whitfield  (as Julie Ganton)
Makeup Department
Jenny Arbour .... hair dresser
Jenny Arbour .... key hair stylist
Shonagh Jabour .... makeup artist
Production Management
David Nelson .... unit manager: Los Angeles
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Brough .... second assistant director
Alan Goluboff .... third assistant director
Victoria Plummer .... second assistant director: second unit
Victoria Plummer .... third assistant director
Martin Walters .... first assistant director
Art Department
Enrico Campana .... first assistant set dresser
Kirk Cheney .... carpenter
David M. Davis .... second assistant art director (as David Davis)
Anthony Greco .... props master
Joe Hampson .... propman
Bill Harman .... construction coordinator
Barbra Matis .... assistant art director (as Barbara Matis)
Raymond M. Perosi .... prop buyer: Los Angeles (as Raymond Perosi)
Birgit Siber .... art trainee
Angelo Stea .... buyer
Angelo Stea .... set dresser
Gareth Wilson .... second assistant set dresser
Sound Department
Dennis Drummond .... sound editor
Stuart French .... sound recordist: Los Angeles
Douglas Ganton .... sound recordist (as Doug Ganton)
Wayne Griffin .... sound editor
Kelly Hall .... assistant sound editor
Mark Hanes .... boom swinger: Los Angeles
Thomas Hidderley .... boom swinger (as Tom Hidderly)
Mike Hoogenboom .... sound mixer
Allan Lee .... assistant sound editor (as Allen Lee)
Nolan Roberts .... sound mixer
John J. Thomson .... sound apprentice
Camera and Electrical Department
Haim Akum .... camera apprentice
Richard Allen .... best boy (as Richard A. Allen)
Stuart Asbjornsen .... electrician: Los Angeles (as Stuart Asbjoursen)
John Berrie .... gaffer (as John F. Berrie)
Bill Brown .... electrician
Andy Chmura .... focus puller
Greg Daniels .... generator operator
Steve Danyluk .... electrician apprentice
Sam Dodge .... key grip: Los Angeles
Vicki Douglas .... stills: Los Angeles
John L. Gilmour .... grip: Los Angeles (as John Gilmore)
Manfred Guthe .... camera operator (as Fred Guthe)
Tom Kantrude .... electrician: Los Angeles (as Tom Kantred)
Marvin Midwicki .... clapper loader
Michael O'Connor .... first grip
Peter Riches .... stills: Los Angeles
Rick Rolnick .... grip: Los Angeles
Sean Ryerson .... second grip
Norm Smith .... key grip
John Williamson .... stills
Mark Woods .... grip: Los Angeles
Casting Department
Sheila Manning .... casting: Los Angeles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gaye Gardiner .... wardrobe mistress
Sarah Miller Hayward .... wardrobe: Burton Cummings (as Sarah Hayward)
William Ives .... wardrobe apprentice
Editorial Department
Lisa di Michele .... assistant film editor (as Lisa Di Michele)
Joan Giammarco .... assistant film editor
Jeremy MacLaverty .... assistant film editor
Michael O'Farrell .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Burton Cummings .... music performer
Frank Morrone .... music engineer
Bruce Robb .... music engineer: theme song
Bruce Robb .... music mixer: theme song
Bruce Robb .... music producer: theme song
Carl Zittrer .... music consultant
Bruce Robb .... music editing: theme song (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Donato Baldassarra .... driver captain (as Don Baldassarra)
Curtis Brown .... driver
Mike Curran .... driver (as Michael Curran)
Gail Fumerton .... driver
John Meza .... transport captain: Los Angeles
Dilip Mirchandani .... driver
Tom Pinteric .... first assistant driver
Darren Young .... transport captain: Los Angeles
Other crew
Holly Aylward .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Ian Barbour .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Jim Bearden .... dialogue coach
Andreas Blackwell .... assistant to production manager
Marc Dassas .... location manager
Robert Ducksworth .... production accountant (as Robert Duckworth)
Karen Gruson .... craft service
Pauline Harlow .... script supervisor
Angela Heald .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles
Leslie Helston .... assistant to producer
Sarah James .... craft service: Los Angeles
Linda Moyle .... assistant to production secretary
Roma Panczyszyn .... production accountant: Los Angeles
Karen Ralke .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Norma Rose .... assistant accountant
Brian Ross .... unit location manager
Judith Rubin .... production coordinator
Martin Weinryb .... assistant location manager
Pat Whittingham .... unit publicist

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Sweet, heartwarming, feel good movie, 21 February 2009
Author: Lea from Canada

My husband surprised me recently with the DVD - I had seen a mention of the movie when Burton Cummings had come to town to do a concert but unfortunately it was sold out anyway... I issued a challenge to my hubby to find the DVD and within an hour he had located and ordered it! Don Johnson does a great job as the hard-ass redneck husband who's fed up with his illiterate wife, Glynnis O'Connor, who plays a very strong and determined woman with just the right amount of vulnerability to make Paul Sorvino and Burton Cummings's characters want to protect her and fall in love with her.

Burton's acting was spot on, he's so charming and entertaining and his performance was effortless and natural. His singing is an especially great treat but I must confess that I did have to pause, rewind and re-watch that one particular scene a few times over. Thank goodness the sheet music was big enough!

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