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Unnatural Causes (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  10 November 1986 (USA)
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Frank Coleman is a Vietnam veteran dying from cancer brought on by exposure to the defoliant chemical Agent Orange which he turns to Maude DeVictor, a Veterans Administration benefits ... See full summary »

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Frank Coleman
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Maude DeVictor
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Jeanette Thompson
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Fernando 'Nando' Sanchez
Frederick Allen ...
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Richard Anthony Crenna ...
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Roger Steffens ...
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Dee McCafferty ...
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Leslie Carlson ...
Bob (as Les Carlson)
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Roberts
Ernest Perry Jr. ...
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Frank Coleman is a Vietnam veteran dying from cancer brought on by exposure to the defoliant chemical Agent Orange which he turns to Maude DeVictor, a Veterans Administration benefits counselor who teams up with Coleman to fight a lopsided batted against the bureaucratic system for its cover up of the possible dangers of Agent Orange. Written by Anonymous

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Agent Orange - tuhon siemen  »

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closing title scroll: In 1984, Maude DeVictor was dismissed from the V.A. in a labor dispute. In the summer of 1978, a Vietnam veteran, Paul Reutershan, initiated the first individual Agent Orange lawsuit, which grew into a series of class action lawsuits against the chemical companies. - In the consolidated case, Federal Judge Jack B. Weinstein stated that, as of 1984, scientific research had not been able to prove that Agent Orange exposure caused the veterans' disabilities, adding, however, that "Many lives have ...
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Forgotten Movie Well Worth Watching
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What a moving movie. I watched this as a Huge fan of Patti Labelle. What I got to my pleasant surprise was a well written moving made for TV movie. Alfre Woodard was the central figure of the movie. She was stunning and her portrayal was true to life and why she didn't get more recognition for her role in this movie stuns me. She accurately portrays real life events in a way that could not have been done better. I cried at the end when she is informed that Ritter's character was dead. Patti Labelle makes cameo's and I felt could have been a more pivotal role none the less I was glad to see her in this movie. It is one that I would recommend to everyone as there is something for everyone in this movie. I would say that this is a gem that was neglected and forgotten great movie. Have the tissues ready you will need them !!! Again Alfre Woodard was well underrated performance, John Ritter may have had the star power but without her the movie would be nothing. She caries it threw from beginning to end.


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