6.6/10
21
2 user

Mark, I Love You (1980)

Kevin Dobson plays Hal Painter, a distraught widower caught in a bitter custody battle with his late wife's parents over his 10-year-old son, following his plans to remarry and move off to California with the boy.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (book)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hal Painter
... Dwight Hamilton
... Marylyn
... Mr. Bassett
... Margaret Hamilton
... Jeanne
... Don Payer
Justin Dana ... Mark Painter
... Mr. Powell
... Dr. Hastings
Raleigh Bond ... Dr. Eckert
Pat Corley ... Bucky Sims
Michael Currie ... Mr. Schmidt
Jack Murdock ... William Chastain
... Mr. Henry
Edit

Storyline

Kevin Dobson plays Hal Painter, a distraught widower caught in a bitter custody battle with his late wife's parents over his 10-year-old son, following his plans to remarry and move off to California with the boy.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 December 1980 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting film about child custody
7 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Based on the book by the same name, Mark, I Love You is about a young widower's battle for custody of his son Mark. After the death of his young wife, Hal Painter allowed his in-laws to care for his son for a time, but they refused to return the child to him when he had settled into his new home. Because he was not only a single man, but something of a hippie, Painter's in-laws felt that they had a plausible case for keeping Mark-- and at the time, they did. The actors in this small, serious film do a good job and avoid "movie of the week" histrionics, despite the emotional subject matter. An interesting look into old prejudices concerning child custody and family ties.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page