This Afterschool Special marks the TV Acting debut of Rock Singer Pat Benatar (Her actual Acting Debut was a cameo in the film "Union City" Starring Singer/Actress Deborah Harry). Even though the story centers around the daughter who is coping with her parents divorce and their new relationships I watched this show because of being a fan of Pat Benatar's Music. Having seen her in Union City and a few of her music videos I knew her acting was pretty good, she's a singer first actor second but her performance is very good in this.
I recall that the day this Afterschool special was broadcast the remains of the sailors killed in a Gun Turret Explosion aboard the U.S.S. Iowa were returned home and the only TV channel in my area that cut to live footage of the plane unloading the flag covered coffins was the channel that was showing this movie, as a result I missed over half the show. I don't think it has ever been repeated.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?