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A Time to Triumph (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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Concetta Hassan
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Chuck Hassan (as Joe Bologna)
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Chuck's mother
Denise Mickelbury ...
Sgt. Martin
Dara McGarry ...
Rae Loudin (as Dara Modglin)
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Frances
Keith Colbert ...
Frankie
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
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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)  »

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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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A Very Touching and True Story
10 March 2006 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing A TIME TO TRIUMPH a number of years ago although I did not know that was the name of it. Actually, I discovered the name recently when I was scrolling down the credits of Patty Duke and Joseph Bologna (the stars in this TV movie). Anyway, this is the true story of a construction worker with a wife and three children who has a heart attack and can't work anymore. In order to make ends meet, the wife joins the army and ultimately becomes a helicopter pilot. While this is a drama, there are some funny scenes. For instance, when Patty Duke is first in the army, she complains of the drill sergeant who she describes as a "23 year old woman who thinks she's John Wayne!" Also, the role reversal in the movie stood out in my mind. As time went on, Joseph Bologna eventually accepted the role of "househusband" and was busy raising the three children and handling the moves while Patty Duke was busy studying for exams etc. There was a scene that stands out in my mind where Joseph Bologna meets his old buddies and they make fun of him for being a "house husband." I like how he shouts back to the men and says basically, "Yeah, I'm a house husband and I am proud of what I do!" I think the ending was the most touching part of all in the film.


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