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Once in a Lifetime (1994)

Millions adored Daphne Fields, for she shared their passion, their pain, their joy, and their sorrow. America's most popular novelist remained a closed book. She hides many secrets. The ... See full summary »

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Daphne Fields
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Dr. Matthew Dane
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Justin Wakefield
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Barbara
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Jeffrey Fields
Darrell Thomas Utley ...
Andrew
Fran Bennett ...
Dr. Liz Wells
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Harriet
Michael Mitz ...
Howard
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the Pediatrician
Jessica Sinegal ...
Aimee
Nicholas Petrie ...
Andrew (Age 4)
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Counselor for the Deaf (as Dawn Jeffory-Nelson)
Spencer Garbett ...
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Mark Davenport ...
Sam
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Millions adored Daphne Fields, for she shared their passion, their pain, their joy, and their sorrow. America's most popular novelist remained a closed book. She hides many secrets. The husband and daughter she lost in a fire. The son who barely survived it and would be deaf forever. The victories, the defeats, the challenges of facing life as a woman alone and helping her son meet the challenges of his handicap. A strong woman, she would not accept defeat, or help from anyone- until she found she could no longer face it alone. Written by Pamela

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15 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Danielle Steel's Once in a Lifetime  »

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Although they never appeared on-screen together, Barry Bostwick (Dr. Dane) and Rex Smith (Jeffrey Fields) have an unusual thing in common: they both played Danny Zuko in the original Broadway production of "Grease". See more »

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Sweet and tender
4 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. Based on a Danielle Steel novel, it's about a pregnant woman who tries to make a new life for herself after the death of her husband and young daughter. Rex Smith has a small role here as Daphne's (Lindsay Wagner) husband who dies in a fire. Ms. Wagner also has fine chemistry with Barry Bostwick. Amy Aquino shines in the role of Daphne's best friend Barbara. The scenery here is pretty, too. This movie is usually found on the Lifetime Channel. Enjoy, but be sure to watch with a box of Kleenex nearby!


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