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The Betty Ford Story (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  2 March 1987 (USA)
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Nan Woods ...
Susan Ford
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Jan
Jack Rader ...
Long Beach Doctor
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Diane
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Gayle Ford
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Jack Ford
Michael Greene ...
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Don Stewart ...
Nelson
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A História de Betty Ford  »

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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 »

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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!


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