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The Portrait (1993)

TV Movie  |  Drama  |  13 February 1993 (USA)
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After a long absence, artist Margaret Church returns to her aging parent's home to finish a portrait of them. Her parents, Gardner and Fanny Church, unbeknownst to Margaret have sold the ... See full summary »

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Gardner Church
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Margaret Church
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Bartel
Donna Mitchell ...
Marissa Pindar
Joyce O'Connor ...
Samantha Button
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Hubert Hayden
Augusta Dabney ...
Elizabeth Hayden
John Murphy ...
Charles Wicstrom
Marty McGaw ...
Amelia Wicstrom
John Bennes ...
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Ed Lillard ...
Alan
David Chandler ...
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Lucille Patton ...
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After a long absence, artist Margaret Church returns to her aging parent's home to finish a portrait of them. Her parents, Gardner and Fanny Church, unbeknownst to Margaret have sold the family home and are moving. While coming to grips with the loss of her childhood home and the memories it held, Margaret must deal with many issues ranging from her father's frequent and disturbing memory lapses, to her feelings of isolation from her parents. Fanny and Gardner are totally devoted to each other and absorbed in their love and life together, making their daughter feel left out. While struggling to get her parents to sit still long enough to paint their portrait, Margaret thinks they don't take her or her painting seriously. A conversation with her father makes Margaret finally come to the realization that her parents love her, appreciate her painting career and that they can't and won't change at their ages. Returning to NY for her premier art showing with the finished portrait, Margaret... Written by E.W. DesMarais <jlongst@aol.com>

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A good folksy story
6 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The actors, directors, and camera people did a nice job making this movie, the story was very loose. I was an extra in this movie and can attest that Gregory Peck was a great person in addition to his incredible acting talent. Director Penn got a lot out of the story and worked very hard. True story, shooting on Duke campus had to be suspended for thirty minutes for the bells in Duke Chapel. It was an exasperating day of shooting and Penn's facial expressions and comments when told it was an unavoidable break were priceless. It is well acted and a good Sunday afternoon over a cold glass of sweetened ice tea kind of movie.


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