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Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story (1988)

A real-life story about a high school teacher and football coach who is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease but refuses to give in.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Wedemeyer
Charlie Wedemeyer
Ted Simonsen
Gracie Harrison
Betty Carvalho ...
Ruth Wedemeyer
Amelia Burnette ...
Young Carrie
Stephen Sekura ...
Young Kale
Dr. Aronson


A real-life story about a high school teacher and football coach who is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease but refuses to give in.

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26 December 1988 (USA)  »

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Filmed at the same high school as was in the movie Twisted Desire- even though neither of the real life events occurred in SC. See more »

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Made-for-TV movie about Lou Gehrig's disease
18 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a made-for-TV movie about Charlie Wedemeyer, a football coach who discovered at the age of 32 that he had ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). The movie did a good job of portraying the progression of the disease and also how it affects the family and friends. Michael Nouri starred as Charlie Wedemeyer, and Pam Dawber played his wife. I think that Stephen Dorff played their son. ALS is a neuromuscular disease where eventually the brain loses the ability to control muscle movement. As the disease progressed, Charlie lost the ability to walk and breathe on his own. It was a good movie but a sad one. It is definitely worth seeing.

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