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Surviving (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  10 February 1985 (USA)
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Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl, who has just come out from a sanatorium after an attempted... See full summary »

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Tina Brogan
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David Brogan
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Rick Brogan
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Lois
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Lonnie
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Harvey
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Philip Brogan
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Sarah Brogan
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Dr. Madsen
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Bobby
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Lon Coggeshall ...
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Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl, who has just come out from a sanatorium after an attempted suicide. The families of both teens are very close friends. Right away, Lonnie and Rick fall strongly in love for each other. Meanwhile Rick becomes aware that his father betrays his mother, so he begins to show his uneasiness at home and do odd things. Thinking Lonnie's the reason of his son's behaviour, Rick's father forbids him to see her anymore. After an unsuccessful getaway the two adolescents realize their love is impossible, therefore they decide to commit suicide. From then onwards both o their families are destroyed, and their friendship as well. It'll be hard to reconstruct the family and retrieve the friendship. Written by A. Cifres

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Of the four kids in the movie; Zach Galligan, Molly Ringwald, River Phoenix and Heather O'Rourke, it is the two oldest (Galligan and Ringwald) who die young. In real life however, it would be the youngest who would pass early with O'Rourke dying in 1988 at the age of 12 and Phoenix in 1993 at the age of 23. See more »

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The word sheriff is misspelled "sherriff" in the closing credits. See more »

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Philip Brogan: Oh my goodness, oh my soul! There goes Alice down the hole!
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Excellant movie
4 April 1999 | by (ohio) – See all my reviews

Excellant heartwrenching tearjerker about two teenagers in love. When they discover they cannot be together they do something that will affect their families for life. the two families must come together and help each other deal with their problems faced by what their children have done. Excellent acting, direction and a moving score. Recommended highly. Saw it a long time ago on tv. wish it was on video.


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