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The Patricia Neal Story (1981)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 8 December 1981
This is the story of Patricia Neal who was a famous Hollywood actress and her marriage to Roald Dahl the author. Patricia had three massive strokes and was unable to walk or talk leaving ... See full summary »

Writers:

Robert Anderson (teleplay), Barry Farrell (book)
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenda Jackson ... Patricia Neal
Dirk Bogarde ... Roald Dahl
Ken Kercheval ... Dr. Charles Canton
Jane Merrow ... Val Eaton
John Reilly ... Barry Farrell
Mildred Dunnock ... Self
Sydney Penny ... Tessa Dahl
Robby Kiger Robby Kiger ... Theo Dahl (as Robbie Kiger)
Priscilla Morrill ... Sarah
James Hayden James Hayden ... Martin Sheen
Angela Cheyne Angela Cheyne ... Angela
Edward Michael Bell Edward Michael Bell ... Dick Shepherd (as Edward Bell)
Constance Chapman ... Mrs. Bateman
Jessica Rains Jessica Rains ... Nurse Jean
Christopher Murray ... Rod
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Storyline

This is the story of Patricia Neal who was a famous Hollywood actress and her marriage to Roald Dahl the author. Patricia had three massive strokes and was unable to walk or talk leaving Roald to look after their children and care for Patricia.

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Taglines:

A Triumph of the Human Spirit! Patricia Neal was a great star - until a tragic illness struck her down. The doctors said she may never walk, talk or love again. It took all her husband's love to work a miracle! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Trivia

Sir Dirk Bogarde was a last minute casting choice, replacing an actor who dropped out. See more »

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OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE FIGHT NEEDED TO RECOVER FROM STROKE
25 November 2000 | by skybird101See all my reviews

For the most part the techniques used to recover was good. Better methods are available now but the "fight" is still needed. And to reinvent your own therapy is still too much needed. I encourage all strokees to view this movie!. Love, Light, and Rainbows Ma


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An Act of Love: The Patricia Neal Story See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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