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Waiting for the Wind (1990)

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Robert Mitchum, Rhonda Fleming, and Jameson Parker star in this drama about a man who is faced with a terminal illness while his son-in-law is struggling with grief over the death of his young wife and his disbelief in God.

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In this short film produced by the Lutheran church, Charlie, a young boy, adores his grandfather Walter, who is building a sailing vessel on his farm, far from the sea. Walter is dying, though, and seemingly cannot live to see the boat launched. Charlie's father, Walter's son-in-law, David lost his wife some time before and has now lost his faith in God as well. He argues with Walter about Walter's persistence in telling Charlie to have faith that they will sail the boat together soon, as David knows Walter will not live long enough to do so. But sometimes miracles happen. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Short/Christian oriented video
28 July 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is a 30 min. video starring Robert Mitchum as a Midwesterner with not long to live. His dream is to build a ship and sail off into the ocean, even though he's miles away from one. The relationship with his young grandson is also a focus. A touching story, produced by a Christian denomination. I bought my copy through an on-line christian bookstore. Great opportunity to see a rare, rare, Robert Mitchum film.


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