Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry including the 1988 Pulitzer prize.

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Richard
Alec Dana ...
William
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Marian
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Elizabeth
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Luis
Beverly Robinson ...
Richards mother
Fran Tripp ...
Williams step mother
Sharon Griffis ...
Lawyer
Christopher Annino ...
Peter
Sharyn B. Farrell ...
Hippie Girl
Ned Farrell ...
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Susan Minor ...
Nurse
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Mother of Richard Harteis
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In the 17th year of friendship, William suffers a debilitating stroke. Richard stands by his partner fighting for his right to care for him, despite the inevitable restrictions on his own life and against the wishes of William's family. The strength to overcome disability with dignity becomes a lesson in physical and spiritual endurance, hard won knowledge indeed. Written by Anonymous

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Poetry Slam
4 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well intentioned film about America's poet laureate William Meredith Jr. and his partner and fellow poet Richard Harteis after a stroke hits Meredith testing Harteis and their relationship. Trouble with this film is that the good intentions get in the way, the narrative becoming enslaved to the actual events to the point of tedium. Indeed, the real life Harteis is the film's sole producer. The acting is poor, especially by the supporting players - although the leading pair eek out a few tender moments. The screenplay is uninspired, which makes their poetry stand out as all the more remarkable when it is inserted. Hard to hate a film about love and devotion in a world which prizes violence and selfishness, but there's no getting around this noble undertaking's shortfalls either.


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