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Against All Hope (1982)

| Biography, Drama
A man struggling with alcoholism turns to a reverend for help

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cecil Moe
Maureen McCarthy ...
Jean Moe
Cecil Moe ...
Rev. Tom Baird
Rex Flores ...
Young Cecil
Yvonne Higgins ...
Myrna
Merwyn Crowe ...
Cliff Moe
Violet Eckwald ...
Julia Moe
Elaine Bakakos ...
Betty Moe
Timothy Joosten ...
Ron Moe
Kevin Mulroy ...
Stan Moe
John Spievack ...
Gus
Herb Harms ...
Harry
Janet Walquist ...
Sharon
Merry McShane ...
Phyllis
Ed Berger ...
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A man struggling with alcoholism turns to a reverend for help

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Michael Madsen's film debut. See more »

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When Cecil calls Tom on the telephone, he never introduces himself. When Cecil arrives at Tom's house, Tom calls him 'Cecil', a fact he could not have known. See more »

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"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new." - II Corinthians 5:17 See more »

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A real surprise
15 November 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This DVD was a real surprise. Madsen plays Cecil Moe who has to come to grips with his alcoholism and the way his life is falling apart. It is a familiar story but the surprise is that the this movie really tries to portray the role Christianity plays in the lives of many people in the U.S. This doesn't happen very often in movies. It shows how faith can change a man in crisis, and how he feels when his wife does not become interested in the religious experience. In spite of the flaws in the movie that other reviewers point out, it is worthy of your attention, if you are interested in seeing Christianity portrayed as large numbers of ordinary people experience it.

This was filmed in Chicago and some northern suburbs. The real life Cecil Moe appears in the movie as the minister.


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