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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 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 »

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Deric Longden: Do you want to be buried Mum, or shall we have you cremated?
Annie Longden: Oh, I don't know Luv. Surprise me.
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Follows Screen One: Wide-Eyed and Legless (1993) See more »

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A brilliant, touching tale about an aging parent's last days.
8 January 2001 | by (Glacier, Washington USA) – See all my reviews

I very highly recommend this tale of an aging parent's last days. This sweet, touching story accurately depicts a succession of strokes and partial recoveries -- complete with physical, emotional, and mental struggles that frustrate and frighten not only the elderly patient but her middle-aged son. The performances are brilliant and sincere. The staging and pace/editing perfect. You may want to keep a hankie nearby.


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