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The Oldest Living Graduate (1980)

Aiming to get in his old man's good graces, Floyd arranges a city-wide celebration lauding Kincaid as the oldest living graduate of a nearby military academy. Instead, the festivities serve... See full summary »

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Jack Hofsiss

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Preston Jones (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Henry Fonda ... Colonel J.C. Kincaid
George Grizzard ... Floyd Kincaid
Timothy Hutton ... Cadet
Cloris Leachman ... Maureen
John Lithgow ... Clarence
Allyn Ann McLerie ... Mrs. Hampton
Penelope Milford ... Martha Ann
Harry Dean Stanton ... Mike
David Ogden Stiers ... Major
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Aiming to get in his old man's good graces, Floyd arranges a city-wide celebration lauding Kincaid as the oldest living graduate of a nearby military academy. Instead, the festivities serve only to make the already sour and crusty patriarch even more truculent and miserable.

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Release Date:

7 April 1980 (USA) See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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A TV movie for the NBC network. See more »

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Referenced in The Facts of Life: The Oldest Living Graduate (1982) See more »

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Cantankerous Old Cuss
19 July 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

So much of live TV has disappeared that we are fortunate to have this video of The Oldest Living Graduate. This play was done from a theater at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Henry Fonda leads an impressive cast.

Set in 1980 Fonda though he does not realize it yet is the oldest living graduate of a Texas military academy. Several deaths during the World Wars and by simple attrition have made it so.

Fonda's son George Grizzard has plans for developing some acreage on their land that Fonda doesn't want touched. He also has plans for a media event to celebrate his dad's survival. Both Fonda doesn't want to hear about.

The story is a touching one and Public Television assembled a great cast to support Fonda and Grizzard.

This one should not be missed.


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