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A Cry for Love (1980)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 20 October 1980
Divorcee Susan Blakely, with no alimony and two kids to support, begins turning to amphetamines. While at her lowest ebb, she meets an alcoholic and three-time loser in marriage--who, incredibly, turns out to be the ideal man!

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writers:

Jill Robinson (novel), Renée Taylor (written for television by) | 1 more credit »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Blakely ... Polly Harris
Powers Boothe ... Tony Bonnell
Charles Siebert ... Fred
Herb Edelman ... Jack
Edie Adams ... Tessie
Fern Fitzgerald ... Barbara
Paul Lieber ... Eugene
Jeremy Licht ... Nick Harris
Lainie Kazan ... Tina Weathersby
Gene Barry ... Gordon Harris
Colleen Davis Colleen Davis ... Felicia Harris
Robert Hegyes ... Pizza Counterman
Severn Darden ... Paul
Dolores Dorn ... Karen
Patricia Barry ... Jennifer Harris
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Storyline

Divorcee Susan Blakely, with no alimony and two kids to support, begins turning to amphetamines. While at her lowest ebb, she meets an alcoholic and three-time loser in marriage--who, incredibly, turns out to be the ideal man!

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based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Com a força do amor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Charles Fries Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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a tour de force performance from two fine actors
10 August 2002 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

If there were ever two actors who never got the credit they deserved, it is Powers Boothe and Susan Blakely. I write to famous people as a hobby and Susan Blakely was kind enough to send me an autographed photo. Powers Boothe won an Emmy for his first starring role in the 1980 TV film Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones. Yet his career has never really taken off like it should have after such a great start. He proves in this film that his Emmy was no fluke. He and Susan Blakely are two addicts who fall in love. They are basically wonderful people you feel sorry for because they have terrible problems. Susan is such a great actress that in some scenes you swear that she really is "wired". This is a film about how love can heal and the final scene where Blakely forces Boothe to admit his addiction is the most memorable. They both really go for broke and it is gut wrenching to watch. This film isn't available on video and is only shown on tv once in a blue moon. Watch it if you get a chance!


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