MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 35,976 this week

The Betty Ford Story (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  2 March 1987 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 78 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (book), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 61 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 165 titles
created 4 months ago
 
list image
a list of 4732 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Betty Ford Story (TV Movie 1987)

The Betty Ford Story (TV Movie 1987) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Betty Ford Story.
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crazy in Love (TV Movie 1992)
Certificate: M Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three generations of women live on a small island off the coast of Washington state with their men with whom they have no end of problems. While making a documentary of martial violence ... See full summary »

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Holly Hunter, Gena Rowlands, Bill Pullman
Opening Night (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.

Director: John Cassavetes
Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her madness proves to be a problem in the marriage. The film transpires to a positive role of madness in the family, challenging conventional representations of madness in cinema.

Director: John Cassavetes
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper
Big Trouble (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband.

Director: John Cassavetes
Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo
Tempest (1982)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mazursky
Stars: John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon
Parallel Lives (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

This is a nostalgic look at the typical "Class Reunion" of a group after about a quarter of a century of going their separate ways after graduation. The girls that used to be pretty and the... See full summary »

Director: Linda Yellen
Stars: James Belushi, Liza Minnelli, Michael S. O'Rourke
Grace & Glorie (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a lonely ex-New Yorker moves into the home of a rural senior to act as a hospice worker, the two initially couldn't seem to be less alike. However, as time passes, the two find much ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Diane Lane, Neal McDonough
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Cheyenne Jackson, Julian Sands
The Weekend (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Marian (Deborah Kara Unger) and John Kerr (Jared Harris) are expecting an old friend, Lyle (David Conrad) for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Skeet
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Deborah Kara Unger, Brooke Shields
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam
Charms for the Easy Life (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Mimi Rogers, Susan May Pratt
Face of a Stranger (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After the death of her husband, Pat learns that he gambled away all of their savings and that she's now destitute. She may even have to leave their apartment. Much to the embarrassment of ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Weill
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Tyne Daly, Cynthia Nixon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Nan Woods ...
Susan Ford
...
Jan
Jack Rader ...
Long Beach Doctor
Joan McMurtrey ...
Diane
...
Dr. Lukash
...
Gayle Ford
...
Mike Ford
...
Steve Ford
...
Jack Ford
Michael Greene ...
Head Usher
Stanley Grover ...
...
Counselor
Don Stewart ...
Nelson
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A História de Betty Ford  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1980 Anne Bancroft was announced as starring in an adaptation of Betty Ford's memoir, "The Times of My Life," but the film was not made. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This can be a great help for those who need it and for those who don't a real learning experience!
12 June 2000 | by (Washington State, USA) – See all my reviews

I really love this film since it is a true story about the disease of alcoholism. I've been there myself and I know what this movie portrays is how one comes to terms with the disease and how it affects all of the people around them. The acting is wonderful, the script is perfect and Gena Rowlands really deserved to win the Emmy for her portrayal. One can perhaps be helped by this film is they want to help themselves and those that don't have a problem with alcohol can learn from just watching and concentrating. Don't miss this one!


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Betty Ford Story (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?