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Release Date:
29 September 1985 (USA) See more »
Amos Lasher loses his wife and home in an accident, finding himself in the care of the state, or specifically speaking... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations See more »
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Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched) in a rare villian role!! See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Kirk Douglas ... Amos Lasher

Elizabeth Montgomery ... Daisy Daws

Dorothy McGuire ... Hester Farrell

Pat Morita ... Tommy Tanaka

James Sloyan ... Sheriff John Thomas

Ray Walston ... Johnny Kent

Jerry Hausner ... Sol Kessler

Don Keefer ... Winston Beard

Camila Ashland ... Mildred Lasher (as Camila Ashlend)

Frances Bay ... Lydia

Frederick Coffin ... Roland
Lois De Banzie ... Dorothy Dearborn

Helen Martin ... Mrs. McKenzie
Royce Wallace ... Helen

Pamela Dunlap ... Leah

Jack Blessing ... Scott Lasher

Jordan Charney ... Commissioner Bert Daniels

Directed by
Michael Tuchner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stanley Gordon West  book

Produced by
Peter Douglas .... producer
Kirk Douglas .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp 
Film Editing by
David Campling 
Art Direction by
Richard Berger 
Production Management
Deborah Moore .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jodi Ehrlich .... second assistant director
Sound Department
William Randall .... sound mixer
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael R. Marquette .... assistant camera
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer: publicity and props
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist

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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Douglas' campaign against the abuse of the elderly resulted in his being cited a third time n the Congressional Record according to writer Michael Buckley.See more »
Hester Farrell:[Amos tells Hester that he is dying] How much time do you have?
Amos Lasher:Time enough to hit one more outta the park.
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Why does this movie remind me of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"?
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched) in a rare villian role!!, 14 January 2002
Author: Hoohawnaynay ( from United States

This TV movie has excellent acting and a sad commentary on senior care facilities. Kirk Douglas plays a retired baseball player who, after a car accident (that kills his wife) is sent to a old folks home by his kids. Once there he suffers just about every indignity you can imagine. Elizabeth Montgomery plays head nurse who would rather kill off the patients than spend the money required to keep them alive. Ms. Montgomery is brilliant in this role. I don't want to give away any plot twists but there are a few. The best scenes in this movie are between stubborn "Amos Lasher" (Kirk) and "Daisy Daws" (Liz) who butt heads more than once. Dorothy McGuire gives a touching performance as a lonely woman who falls for Amos. Not only good drama but a movie with a social message as well regarding the treatment of our senior citizens.

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