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Finnegan Begin Again (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  24 February 1985 (USA)
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Robert Preston is retired and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Mary Tyler Moore who is ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Liz DeHaan
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Mike Finnegan
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Paul Broadbent
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Margaret Finnegan
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Jack Archer
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Christian Jamison
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Intruder
Russell Horton ...
Mort
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Dude on Bus
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John Jewell
Jon DeVries ...
Dr. Binder
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Elias Williams (as Fred Strother)
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Leo the Bartender
Rick Warner ...
Charlie DeWitt
Jan Guarino ...
Ticket Seller
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Robert Preston is retired and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Mary Tyler Moore who is dating a man with whom she is hopelessly mismatched. They become confidants and each allows the other to share their life and experiences with them. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Title character's name is based upon an old Scottish song that Robert Preston sings during the movie: "There was a man named Michael Finnigan. He had whiskers on his chin-igan. The wind came up and blew them in-igan. Poor old Michael Finnigan!". See more »

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Mike Finnegan: [singing] There was a man named Michael Finnegan. He grew whiskers on his 'chin'-negan. He shaved them off and they grew back in again. Poor old Michael Finnegan. Begin again.
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great writing, acting and actors
27 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Typical Robert Preston acting at his best then add MTM and you have one great movie. Preston seems to be in a rut at work and at home with his ailing wife who is senile and refuses to throw anything. MTM is in almost the same boat but is widowed and having an affair with a funeral parlor owner. And their affair is going nowhere at all. Eventually Robert Preston and MTW meet and start sharing their secrets and lives. Movie is clean and well written, made for both Preston and Moore. The movie touches every nerve in your body with humor, sadness and everything in between. These two old acting pros make this movie shine. Highly recommend seeing it if you can find it. Very rare !


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