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Gus Stewart
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Delores Stewart
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Ellen Maynes
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When Gus Steward's wife announces that she wants to divorce him, he starts thinking about committing suicide. His 14 year old son Alex notices this and desperately tries to prevent him from doing so and to give his father *a reason to live* ... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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A father on the brink of suicide. A son racing against time to save him.

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No reason to watch
2 July 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Rick(y) Schroder sat heavily on America's nerves while playing his sickly sweet role on the 80's TV series Silver Spoons, and his appearance in this TV movie sapsicle only added fat to the fire. Fortunately, he has taken on some more mature and refined roles since then. Peter Fonda is so stale and 2D playing the ever-so-mean father to Ricky's cry-baby character that the audience is left hoping they'll both perish before the film's finale. Couldn't Easy Rider have launched Fonda's career to higher heights? Apparently not. Ulyee's Gold was superb, though, so hope was not entirely lost.


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