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Those She Left Behind (1989)

Scott and Sue Grimes are a happily married and affluent young couple who are about to start a family together. Unfortunately, that plan gets turned completely upside-down when Sue dies ... See full summary »

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Scott Grimes
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Diane Pappas
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Sue Grimes
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Bill Page
Maryedith Burrell ...
Ann Hobson
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Margaret Page
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Kerns
Saachiko ...
Dr. Yamura
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Paul Mendoza ...
Acosta
David Selburg ...
Dr. Razzar
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Rosa
Harry Stephens ...
Dr. Paul Spencer
James Edgcomb ...
Poker player (as Jim Edgecomb)
Folkert Schmidt ...
Eric
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Scott and Sue Grimes are a happily married and affluent young couple who are about to start a family together. Unfortunately, that plan gets turned completely upside-down when Sue dies suddenly and unexpectedly while giving birth to their daughter. Now in the aftermath, Scott not only has to deal with the loss of his wife, he also has the daunting task of raising his daughter all alone. Written by lentzj1@tds.net

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6 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Dr. Paul Spencer: [to Scott about Katie, who was suffering from a hernia, upon finding out that he didn't bring her into the hospital earlier then he should've] Do you have any idea what might have happened if you had ignored this for one more day?
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A good little film...
24 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

sometimes it is a nice surprise to find a small film which has a few stars in it and has a decent message; Gary Cole is very believable as the widowed father who must now re-learn to live his life, build up his realty business and take care of the motherless child, Katie.

George Coe and Colleen Dewhurst portray the grandparents of Katie who are concerned that Gary Cole may put the child up for adoption. We see several surprisingly frank scenes, wherein Cole is exhausted and overwhelmed, tired of dealing with being a single father.

Joanna Kerns also has a part as Cole's business partner and is (as usual) very good and effective in this role. All in all a nice film which deals with the problems of single fathers, and is more genuine than the more recent adolescent tripe we have seen recently. 9/10.


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