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Melanie (1982)

PG | | Drama | 12 February 1982 (USA)
A young woman battles to regain custody of her son.

Director:

Rex Bromfield

Writers:

Michael Green (story) (as Michael C. Green), Richard Paluck (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glynnis O'Connor ... Melanie
Paul Sorvino ... Walter
Burton Cummings ... Rick
Trudy Young Trudy Young ... Ronda
Don Johnson ... Carl
Donann Cavin Donann Cavin ... Ginny
Jamie Dick Jamie Dick ... Tyler
Jodie Drake Jodie Drake ... Eula
Lisa Dalbello Lisa Dalbello ... Marcie (as Lisa Del Bello)
Yvonne Murray Yvonne Murray ... Brandy
Martha Gibson Martha Gibson ... Waitress
Rocco Bellusci Rocco Bellusci ... Dana
David Wills David Wills ... Daryll Adrian
Jim Martin ... Sound Engineer
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Storyline

Melanie Daniel lives in a run down shack with her six-year old son Tyler in the rural community of Jasper, Arkansas, where she has lived all her life. Being illiterate, Melanie, in order to survive, depends on the money coming into the household from her husband, Carl, who is away in the military in California, who she hasn't seen in two years, and who she believes only married her because he got her pregnant. Believing that Tyler's life with Melanie is a dead end and that he potentially could end up illiterate like her, Carl, on his latest visit home, absconds with Tyler back to California. Melanie's motherly instinct kicks in and despite never having left Jasper and being ill-equipped to do so because of her illiteracy which she tries to hide from everyone, she takes a cross-country bus trip to get Tyler back. She arrives unannounced at the doorstep of her childhood friend Ronda. Ronda shares a house in the Hollywood hills with a musician named Rick, who is facing his own issues ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Non arrendersi mai See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

You Saved My Soul
Written and Performed by Burton Cummings
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A Heart Warming Movie
24 July 2005 | by KandyKisss4uSee all my reviews

Melanie has got to be one of the most Heart Warming stories...Burton Cummings plays the main part and what a Great Job he has done..Burton is one of the most talented singers of all times...The older he gets the more talent comes from his Golden Voice...God Bless You Burton Cummings ....I have seen him in concert over the years and he will always be Number One...I do hope that some of you get to watch the Move Melanie....Or buy it from ebay...Don Johnson, Paul Sorvina and Glynnis O'Conner...This is a poignant and Heart Warming adventure of Love And Courage...This was Burton Cummings only movie that he made and did One Great job as an Actor


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