A Year in the Life (1986)

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Mini series that follows a family, a year after the death of the matriarch. Her husband tries to cope by cycling. And one of the daughters is going through a rough patch in her second ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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 Joe Gardner (3 episodes, 1986)
Trey Ames ...
 David Sisk (3 episodes, 1986)
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 Jim Eisenberg (3 episodes, 1986)
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 Lindley Gardner Eisenberg (3 episodes, 1986)
David Oliver ...
 Sam Gardner (3 episodes, 1986)
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 Kay Erickson (3 episodes, 1986)
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 Sunny Sisk (3 episodes, 1986)
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 Anne Gardner Maxwell (3 episodes, 1986)
Morgan Stevens ...
 Jack Gardner (3 episodes, 1986)
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 Glenn Maxwell (3 episodes, 1986)
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 Ruth Gardner (3 episodes, 1986)
Jennifer Cooke ...
 Debbie Nesbit (2 episodes, 1986)
Doug Mears ...
 Steve (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Dr. Alice Foley (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Carlos (2 episodes, 1986)
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Mini series that follows a family, a year after the death of the matriarch. Her husband tries to cope by cycling. And one of the daughters is going through a rough patch in her second marriage. And the other daughter is about to give birth. And one son is still trying to find himself. And the younger son is engaged but when he meets a girl who makes him feel things he doesn't feel for his fiancée. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Best TV Mini-Series Ever Made
30 November 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

The original "A Year in the Life," mini-series aired on NBC during the evenings of December 15, 16, and 17, 1986. This is one of the most heart warming and well produced movies that has ever been broadcast. Very few movies impact me the way that this one did. I simply can't understand why it was never released on either VHS or DVD. The musical score, composed by Elizabeth Swados is every bit as moving as the storyline. The writers of this mini-series did an exceptional job and the acting was superb. I was very sad to learn that David Oliver, who plays the role of Sam Gardner, died of AIDS in 1992. Richard Kiley, who died in 1999 does an outstanding job as the father and the overall emotional up and downs portrayed by the rest of the cast reminds me of very real life situations. I originally recorded the movie on VHS, EP mode, so the quality is marginal at best. If anyone learns that this exceptional mini-series becomes available on DVD or if the musical score becomes available on CD, please contact me at mr0370307@aol.com. If you are reading this but have never seen the original mini-series, try to get your hands on a rare copy that was recorded on VHS and may be available on eBay or from some other source. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.


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