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A Time to Triumph (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 7 January 1986
Construction worker, Chuck Hassan, has a heart attack and is no longer able to work and support his family. After losing their home and savings, his wife, Concetta, looks for work and ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Concetta Hassan
Chuck Hassan (as Joe Bologna)
Chuck's mother
Denise Mickelbury ...
Sgt. Martin
Rae Loudin (as Dara Modglin)
Keith Colbert ...
Mert Hatfield ...
Flight Instructor
Mike McGehee ...
Flight candidate
Charlotte Dillon ...
Connie -age 8
Luci Ann Dow ...
Christina - age 5
Tia Tucker ...
Connie - age 12
Christian Haas ...
Christina - age 9
Amanda Barbano ...
Jo Ellen - age 5
Suzi Bass ...
Lady in welfare office


Construction worker, Chuck Hassan, has a heart attack and is no longer able to work and support his family. After losing their home and savings, his wife, Concetta, looks for work and decides to join the Army, to take advantage of the security and benefits. She advances quickly and eventually becomes a helicopter pilot. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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When tragedy struck it forced her to find a courage she never knew she had.




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7 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le monde à l'enverse  »

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This is the TV movie where Patty Duke met her current husband. He was in the army and he was assigned as her technical adviser. See more »

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Patty's gotta fly now
10 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Patty Duke (Concetta Hassan) is a housewife who must go to work after her construction worker husband Chuck (Joe Bologna) suffers a heart attack, and joins the Army, eventually becoming a helicopter pilot.

Duke is funny in her reactions to the Army's discipline, and is given a line `Do you know what it's like to live in fear of a 23 year old who thinks she's John Wayne?', which is interesting in the way the Army considers Concetta at 32 is old.

The teleplay by Lavina Dawson and George Yanok, based on a true story, has other funny lines with Bologna's `You actually want to join the army? You don't even like war movies', and by making Chuck a house-husband, since he is unable to work, pits his boredom against Concetta's ambition. Thankfully, Chuck realises that housework is a viable form of work, and that he has been supporting Concetta in his way by caring for their 3 children, so that Concetta doesn't have to make any sacrifices. The treatment stops once Concetta becomes a pilot, whereas what happens afterward might have yielded more drama. Director Noel Black has enough wit to present the ridiculousness of the Army's training mentality, and also doesn't make Concetta's achievement too unbearably heroic.

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