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Toughlove (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  13 October 1985 (USA)
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The Charters family falls into despair over their drug-addicted son Gary. They discuss his problems through the "Toughlove" program in searching for answers.

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Jan Charters
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Rob Charters
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Gary Charters
Eric Schiff ...
Scott Charters
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Kristen Marsh
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Max Wiley
Beth Miller ...
Cindy
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Darlene Marsh
Erica Yohn ...
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Tim
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Lloyd
Janet MacLachlan ...
Bess Dawson
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Danny Dawson
Jo De Winter ...
Barbara Wiley
Ivan Bonar ...
Mr. Griffin
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A rebellious 17 year old is increasingly getting into trouble, doing drugs, and hiding events from his parents. As things spiral further out of control, his parents turn to an organization called "Toughlove" for help. There they learn that it sometimes is necessary to turn your back on your child and allow him to accept the consequences of his actions. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You've always done your best with your kids, and for your kids. But when your best isn't enough...that's the time to do your worst. See more »

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13 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Gary Charters: I have one question: Why are you way over there?
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Whose parents are these??
6 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie has a good concept, but... these have to be the dumbest parents in the entire world! Instead of what it is supposed to show, troubled/problem kids, this movie is about parents who don't have a clue. I don't know about the people who read this database, but if I did some of the stuff the kids do in this movie, my parents wouldn't have hesitated to move my stuff onto the front yard - these parents buy their kid a car! The sad part is that there are parents like this. No wonder the world is so screwed up. Anyhow, skip this movie unless you are a totally clueless parent who needs to learn how to deal with crazy kids.


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