Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

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Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

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This is a remake of a 1967 Italian movie starring Anthony Quayle. See more »

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Mrs. Paley: [spoon-feeding soup to the small boy] Now just a little bit more. Do it for baby Jesus.
Miles: Baby Jesus wouldn't eat this rotten junk.
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Remade as Zu sun qing (1994) See more »

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Misunderstood
26 May 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Contrived and sappy story, which is also difficult to understand. Mom dies. Dad can't fill her shoes... and nothing else after that. Hackman fills the father role with as much strength as he can muster with the lifeless script provided for him. Youngsters Thomas and Fox are engaging in the film through the poignant relationship they create.


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