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Lost for Words (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  31 October 1999 (USA)
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Deric Longden and his wife, Aileen, come to terms with the fact that his mother, Annie, is getting too old to live on her own. Annie suffers her first stroke and a nursing home is the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thora Hird ...
Annie Longden (as Dame Thora Hird)
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Jennifer Luckraft ...
Nurse one
David Shimwell ...
Young man
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Gloria Brooks
Keith Clifford ...
Fred Brooks
Eddie Caswell ...
Widower
Tom Higgins ...
Doctor
Diana Flacks ...
Mrs Corey
Malcolm Hebden ...
Chemist
Ruth Holden ...
Mrs. Nellie Elliot
Dinah Handley ...
Do-gooder
Katherine Dow Blyton ...
Hospital Sister
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Speech Therapist
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Deric Longden and his wife, Aileen, come to terms with the fact that his mother, Annie, is getting too old to live on her own. Annie suffers her first stroke and a nursing home is the obvious solution, but which one and where? Written by Mort Kingsley

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Jennifer Luckraft who plays a nurse, and Tom Higgins who play a doctor in this, played a nursing assistant and doctor respectively in Children's Ward (1989). See more »

Quotes

Woman in wheelchair: [groans in pain] Aagh! Renal colic.
Annie Longden: [shakes woman's hand] Annie Longden. Pleased to meet you.
[to Deric]
Annie Longden: She must be French with a name like that.
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Follows Screen One: Wide-Eyed and Legless (1993) See more »

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Good For All Ages
3 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie in a covered Drama class and by the end it had me in tears. Although my parents are still middle aged and thankfully very healthy, I have a grandma who is in a similar position to Dame Thora Hirds character (Who played her role brilliantly and is definitely the best character actress I've ever seen.) Luckily she has the support of her Husband and Son as well as all her many Grandchildren, of which I am proud to be one. My grandma suffered a stroke last year, like Mrs Longden did, and, thankfully, she is still alive and well. I found this movie really helpful in understanding the thoughts of an ageing woman like her, more than all the complicated books on strokes. Amazing film


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