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Sam's Son (1984)

 -  Drama  -  17 August 1984 (USA)
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Michael Landon's semi-autobiographical sketch of his earlier life. It's the story of Gene Orowitz, a high school student struggling with his bed-wetting, who finds success as a distance ... See full summary »

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Sam Orowitz
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Harriet Orowitz
Timothy Patrick Murphy ...
Gene Orowitz
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Cathy Stanton
Clyde Hayes ...
Robert Woods (as Alan Hayes)
Jonna Lee ...
Bonnie Barnes
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Gene Orman
Howard Witt ...
Cy Martin
William Boyett ...
Coach Sutter
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Ronnie Morgan
David Lloyd Nelson ...
Lonnie Morgan
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Mr. Turner (as William H. Bassett)
Harvey Gold ...
Jake Bellow
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Mr. Collins
David Wakefield ...
Buddy
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Michael Landon's semi-autobiographical sketch of his earlier life. It's the story of Gene Orowitz, a high school student struggling with his bed-wetting, who finds success as a distance runner on the track team. Written by Anonymous

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At 17, you think you can conquer the world. At 18, you know you can. His wildest dream is about to come true. See more »

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17 August 1984 (USA)  »

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El hijo de Sam  »

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A personal trainer was brought in to coach Timothy Patrick Murphy how to throw the javelin. Michael Landon assisted with the training, as well. See more »

Quotes

Sam Orowitz: [He shines his flashlight on Robert, who has his foot up on the seat] All right, get your foot off the seat.
Robert Woods: I'm just resting, Pops.
Sam Orowitz: You want to rest? Go to bed. Get your foot off the seat.
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Not quite an epic, but a nice movie just the same.
23 February 2004 | by (New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this video by accident at the local library, and I remembered that my mom watched it one time when it was on the USA Network. It seemed to be a pretty good movie from the little I remembered of it, so I went ahead and checked it out. It turned out to be a wise decision. This is one of those movies where you find yourself literally applauding the actions of the main character (Gene Orowitz) and his beloved father, Sam. You can really sense the bond that these two people have as the movie progresses. They both seem to learn the lesson that no matter how unlikely a dream seems to be, it can always come true if you work at it hard enough. This is a nice movie to watch on a lazy afternoon or evening, as it really doesn't take much to get (and stay) involved in the story. It's got humor, suspense, romance, drama, and even a tear-jerking moment or two thrown in for good measure. Overall, it's a good film, worth watching at least once.


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