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Eric (1975)

Athletic youth, aware of his terminal illness, refuses to give up.

Director:

James Goldstone

Writers:

Doris Lund (book), Nigel McKeand (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Neal ... Lois Swensen
Claude Akins ... Stanley 'Stan' Swenson
Sian Barbara Allen ... Marilyn Porter
Mark Hamill ... Paul Swensen
Nehemiah Persoff ... Dr. Duchesnes
John Savage ... Eric Swensen
Tom Clancy Tom Clancy ... Murphy
James G. Richardson James G. Richardson ... Tom
Eileen McDonough Eileen McDonough ... Linda Swenson
Katherine Squire Katherine Squire ... Mrs. Harris
Harry Basch ... Dr. Gruder
Nancy Wolfe ... Susan Gilbert
Ronald G. Joseph ... Ricardo (as Ron Joseph)
Peg Shirley ... Waitress
Gene Tyburn Gene Tyburn ... Pharmacist
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Storyline

Athletic youth, aware of his terminal illness, refuses to give up.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The disease: incurable. The odds: insurmountable. But Eric will not surrender! An unforgettable true drama of a young man's fight for hope, for love, for life. A two-hour special adapted from Doris Lund's best-seller "Eric."

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Eric (#25.1) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Released theatrically in France. French title: "Printemps perdus". See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Letter from Eric's mom
14 February 2019 | by tbeausangSee all my reviews

Dear niece of Eric, I saw your note and wanted to let you know in 1975 I was 11 years old and saw the movie. It inspired me to such a great degree that I wrote your uncle Eric's mother and told her how much i loved the movie and the positive impact it had on my life, both as a soccer player and person. She wrote me back and I remember how thrilled I was to receive her letter. I remember she mentioned how much the younger kids from the neighborhood loved to play soccer in the back yard with him and they still came over even after he passed. I have so many more memories and I still have the book. It changed my life.


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