Deadly Care (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  22 March 1987 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 37 users  
Reviews: 1 user

True story about a nurse's descent into the nightmarish world of substance abuse which endangers her life and the lives of her patients.



0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Out of the Darkness (TV Movie 1985)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

"Out of the Darkness" is a gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" - the infamous serial killer who stalked New York City in... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Martin Sheen, Hector Elizondo, Matt Clark
A Death in California (TV Mini-Series 1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Beverly Hills socialite embarks on a love/hate relationship with a psychotic businessman who murdered her fiance and then raped and terrorized her which leads to a bizarre trial.

Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Sam Elliott, Alexis Smith
Terror Among Us (TV Movie 1981)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A police sergeant and a parole officer endeavor to stop a rapist-on-parole before he can follow through his threats on five women whom testifed against him years earlier.

Director: Paul Krasny
Stars: Don Meredith, Sarah Purcell, Jennifer Salt
Dancing with Danger (TV Movie 1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A Portland taxi dancer is a suspect in a series of murders involving her former customers.

Director: Stuart Cooper
Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Ed Marinaro, Miguel Sandoval
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A couple's seemingly "perfect" marriage is shaken when the husband is charged with rape.

Director: Adrian Carr
Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Robert Coleby, Carmen Duncan
Jekyll & Hyde (TV Movie 1990)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Henry Jekyll is a troubled man. His wife died of pneumonia. He wants his sister-in-law, but her father forbids any contact. And his experiments into the dual nature of man have yielded a ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes
Stars: Michael Caine, Cheryl Ladd, Joss Ackland
Purple Hearts (1984)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In middle of the Vietnam war a Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Ken Wahl, Cheryl Ladd, Stephen Lee
Kentucky Woman (TV Movie 1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman faces harassment and humiliation when she goes to work as a coal miner to support her small son and ailing dad.

Director: Walter Doniger
Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Ned Beatty, Philip Levien
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Couple wants a baby but husband cannot produce on. Husband calls in his brother, hoping his brother will oblige and his wife will agree. He takes a trip to allow them to get to know each other. Will all turn out as hoped?

Director: Piers Haggard
Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Ted Levine, Lewis Smith
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A home is divided when a 13 year old Vietnamese girl moves in with a family of an ex-GI who believes that she may be his illegitimate daughter in this fact-based movie.

Director: Mel Damski
Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Tony Denison, Melissa Chan
The Hasty Heart (TV Movie 1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Director: Martin M. Speer
Stars: Jesse Ferguson, Gregory Harrison, Perry King
Bluegrass (TV Movie 1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Wayne Rogers, Diane Ladd


Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Halloran
Dr. Miles Keefer
Joe Dorsey ...
Mr. Halloran
Richard Evans
Silvana Gallardo
Mrs. Halloran
Terrence E. McNally ...
(as Terrence McNally)
Richard Halloran
Male Nurse (as Willard Pugh)
Arthur Taxier ...
Dr. Davidson


True story about a nurse's descent into the nightmarish world of substance abuse which endangers her life and the lives of her patients.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

nurse | drugs | See All (2) »




See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Engel des Todes  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wonderful performance by Cheryl Ladd...
7 August 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The main attraction of this film for someone would be if they're a fan of Cheryl Ladd, like me. Or if you identify with the subject matter.

Cheryl puts in a fantastic performance. Be warned though, the film has a rather depressing tone to it. Things get worse and worse for Cheryl's character. She begins with a mild dependance on drugs from the hospital she works in as a nurse. But when her sister dies and she loses her job, she battles with alcoholism and relies on drugs more and more. She really hits rock bottom before realising she needs help, and is not accepting of the help she gets when she ends up in a hospital. Things are wrapped are rather quickly, and so you are not left with a good feeling that she turned things around for herself. We are told through a voice over. A "Five Years Later" scene would have been more effective in terms of how you feel when the film ends. But this is no major flaw for the film.

Cheryl Ladd is at her best her, with heavy going material. In other roles she has had she has not had to be so rude to her friends and people who are trying to help her. She plays a woman who relies on drugs, and when her life stops becoming manageable, it completely takes over. As I said at the start, a film for Cheryl fans, and an excellent one at that.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Great Soundtrack donnieandsarah
Discuss Deadly Care (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: