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Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story (1991)

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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Jason McCallum
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Dorothy, Jill's mother
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Jill's father
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Vicky
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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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Reason for Living? After watching this, why bother?
30 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jill Ireland was beautiful, talented, courageous and loving woman who fought to save a child that was beyond saving despite the fact that she was at death's door herself. Her story is an inspiration to us all, but frankly speaking this "film" is an insult to her memory. Aside from Lance Hendrikson, the casting is absolutely appalling, especially with Jill Clayburgh as Ireland. I've always liked her as an actress...I usually find her performances pretty spot on, but this, I'm afraid is an embarrassment. She does'nt even come close to capturing the character in looks OR manner and that factor alone is enough to submarine this celluloid work of frustration to the bowels of TV Movie Pergatory for all eternity. Do yourselves a favour...stick to the book and steer clear of the tele!!


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