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Michael Landon, the Father I Knew (1999)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 23 May 1999
Michael Landon Jr. directs this biographical story of his television star father, 'Michael Landon' (John Schneider). The film deals with the scarring that Michael Jr. felt after his parents... See full summary »

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Michael Landon
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Lynn Noe Landon
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Leslie Landon
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Andy Glennon
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Cindy Landon
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Michael Landon Jr. - Age 15
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Michael Landon Jr. - Age 10
Rachel Duncan ...
Leslie Landon - Age 12
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Shawna Landon - Age 8
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Christopher Landon - Age 5
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Brittany Landon
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Christopher Landon - Age 10
Justin Chapman ...
Josh Landon
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Michael Landon Jr. directs this biographical story of his television star father, 'Michael Landon' (John Schneider). The film deals with the scarring that Michael Jr. felt after his parents divorce when he was 15 and looks at his father's philandering ways. Michael Jr. is the son of Landon's second wife 'Lynn Noe'), who was deserted when Landon took up with a make-up artist on the set of Little House on the Prairie (1974). Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Shown on UK satellite TV as "A Father's Son"
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A homage from a son to a deceased father. It is always regretable to knock a tribute movie but due to a bad script the acting is flat and on occasions well over the top. (No children welcome their father in such a manner unless he has been away for a couple of hundred years.) Incidents like Landon Sr. bending a cheeky guy's finger for swearing in front of his children appear contrived and incidental to the story. As a whole the movie sprawls over too long a time period. I feel Landon Jr. should have focussed more tightly on key incidents and looked deeper into his own emotions, maybe then, the viewer could have more sympathy with his (Landon Jr's), predicament. The editing lacks sharpness and slows a boring movie down to a snail's pace. Even for daytime TV this movie has very little to engage the interest.


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