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Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story (1991)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  20 May 1991 (USA)
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A Made-for-TV movie, this film follows the struggle the late famous actress Jill Ireland had not only with her cancer but with her very troubled and drug-addicted adoptive son, Jason McCallum.

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Jill Ireland
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Lila Kaye ...
Dorothy, Jill's mother
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Jill's father
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Vicky
Jimmy McNichol ...
Valentine McCallum
Clint Allen ...
Paul McCallum
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Himself (TV interviewer)
Sarah Lundy ...
Zuleika, Jason's sister
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Dr. Hynes
Zoe Trilling ...
Sydney
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Lori
Dierk Torsek ...
Dr. Horden
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A Made-for-TV movie, this film follows the struggle the late famous actress Jill Ireland had not only with her cancer but with her very troubled and drug-addicted adoptive son, Jason McCallum.

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one of those "could have been good" TV movies...
14 June 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

An outstanding performance by Lance Henrikson portraying Charles Bronson (Ireland's husband) fails to move this TV movie out of the mediocre pile, and that's too bad because this story is fascinating. Clayburgh tries hard as the doomed Ireland but there are some basic problems with her performance, namely she's not English (her accent is pretty bad) and she's not that good-looking. The real Ireland was a beautiful, fairly talented actress who gave up a marriage with popular English actor David Macullum ("The Man from U.N.C.L.E.") to be with the fairly unknown Bronson. Within a couple of years, Bronson became one of the most popular actors in the world. Now if the producers would have only combined THAT aspect of her life into this so-so TV movie we'd have a superb story...


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