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Thursday's Child (1983)

A family is devastated to discover that their young son has a terminal heart condition, and the only thing that can save him is a relatively new procedure, a heart transplant.

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Dr. Reston (as Stephen Keep)
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A family is devastated to discover that their young son has a terminal heart condition, and the only thing that can save him is a relatively new procedure, a heart transplant.

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Thursday's Child (#32.2)  »

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Rob Lowe at his best
1 September 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Although this movie is a little dated now, I still find it an interesting and moving drama. It's based on a true story of a boy with a terminal heart condition, where a heart transplant becomes his last hope. At the time heart transplants were still in their infancy an as a result there is a sad last chapter to this story.

Rob Lowe gives a very moving performance as the boy rechristened Thursday's Child, with far to go. And Gena Rowlands is excellent also as his long suffering mother.

Also look out for a young Tracey Gold as the youngest sibling in the family.


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