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A Sensitive, Passionate Man (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 6 June 1977
The marriage of a wealthy, outwardly happy couple is threatened by the husband's alcoholism.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marjorie 'Margie' Delaney
... Michael Delaney
... Pat Morris
Richard Venture ... Jack Morris
... Dan Delaney
Justin Randi ... Kerry Delaney
Terry Hinz ... Mr. De Mora
... John Chapin
... Dr. Lazerow
Marged Wakeley ... Ann Chapin
Laura Campbell ... Rachel
Beverly Carter ... Jane Larkin
Frederick Hoffman ... Paul Larkin
... Roy
Elaine Princi ... Cindy
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The marriage of a wealthy, outwardly happy couple is threatened by the husband's alcoholism.

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6 June 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herkkä, kiivas mieheni  »

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The theme selection, titled "My Sensitive, Passionate Man," which Melba Moore performed, is notable for having had David Janssen himself collaborate, on the writing of its lyrics, with Carol Connors, who in turn collaborated with Bill Conti to compose its music. See more »

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My Sensitive, Passionate Man
Music by Carol Connors & Bill Conti
Lyrics by David Janssen & Carol Connors
Sung by Melba Moore
Arranged by Jerry Peters for Buddah Records (BMI)
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"A Sensitive Passionate Man" is a brilliant portrayal of an alcoholic whose bottom is death
30 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

As A child of alcoholics, and a recovering alcoholic myself, David's performance is riveting, and extremely difficult for me to watch. Although my father did not die of this hideous disease, many of the behaviors that Janssen portrays hit the bullseye . It is a gut- wrenching performance -- one of his best. Dickenson's portrayal as the anguished wife with two children to protect was right on. I call it a movie ahead of its time.

As an adjunct, it is heart-breaking that David was, himself, addicted to alcohol and unable to look deeper within himself to stop his addiction, which almost certainly contributed to his premature death.


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