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Amos (1985)

Amos Lasher loses his wife and home in an accident, finding himself in the care of the state, or specifically speaking, the Sunset Nursing Home. Here he finds the head nurse, Daisy Daws, ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Tuchner

Writer:

Stanley Gordon West (book)
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Douglas ... Amos Lasher
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Daisy Daws
Dorothy McGuire ... Hester Farrell
Pat Morita ... Tommy Tanaka
James Sloyan ... Sheriff John Thomas
Ray Walston ... Johnny Kent
Jerry Hausner ... Sol Kessler
Don Keefer ... Winston Beard
Camila Ashland ... Mildred Lasher (as Camila Ashlend)
Frances Bay ... Lydia
Frederick Coffin ... Roland
Lois De Banzie Lois De Banzie ... Dorothy Dearborn
Helen Martin ... Mrs. McKenzie
Royce Wallace Royce Wallace ... Helen
Pamela Dunlap ... Leah
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Storyline

Amos Lasher loses his wife and home in an accident, finding himself in the care of the state, or specifically speaking, the Sunset Nursing Home. Here he finds the head nurse, Daisy Daws, ruling the cowed patients with an iron hand, but as his determination to get out of Sunset grows, the more sinister his situation becomes. Written by David Carroll

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amos, le grand-père justicier See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Douglas' campaign against the abuse of the elderly resulted in his being cited a third time n the Congressional Record according to writer Michael Buckley. See more »

Quotes

Hester Farrell: [Amos tells Hester that he is dying] How much time do you have?
Amos Lasher: Time enough to hit one more outta the park.
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Connections

Referenced in Escale à Nanarland: Le Justicier de New York (2013) See more »

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Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched) in a rare villian role!!
14 January 2002 | by HoohawnaynaySee all my reviews

This TV movie has excellent acting and a sad commentary on senior care facilities. Kirk Douglas plays a retired baseball player who, after a car accident (that kills his wife) is sent to a old folks home by his kids. Once there he suffers just about every indignity you can imagine. Elizabeth Montgomery plays head nurse who would rather kill off the patients than spend the money required to keep them alive. Ms. Montgomery is brilliant in this role. I don't want to give away any plot twists but there are a few. The best scenes in this movie are between stubborn "Amos Lasher" (Kirk) and "Daisy Daws" (Liz) who butt heads more than once. Dorothy McGuire gives a touching performance as a lonely woman who falls for Amos. Not only good drama but a movie with a social message as well regarding the treatment of our senior citizens.


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