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Finnegan Begin Again (1985)

Mike Finnegan is nearing retirement and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Liz DeHaan, who... See full summary »

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Walter Lockwood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Tyler Moore ... Liz DeHaan
Robert Preston ... Mike Finnegan
Sam Waterston ... Paul Broadbent
Sylvia Sidney ... Margaret Finnegan
David Huddleston ... Jack Archer
Bob Gunton ... Christian Jamison
Giancarlo Esposito ... Intruder
Russell Horton ... Mort
Avery Brooks ... Dude on Bus
Peter Friedman ... John Jewell
Jon DeVries Jon DeVries ... Dr. Binder
Frederick Strother ... Elias Williams (as Fred Strother)
Ron McLarty ... Leo the Bartender
Rick Warner Rick Warner ... Charlie DeWitt
Jan Guarino Jan Guarino ... Ticket Seller
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Mike Finnegan is nearing retirement and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Liz DeHaan, who is dating a man with whom she is hopelessly mismatched. They become confidants and each allows the other to share their life and experiences with them. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A comedy with Heart

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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A TV movie made for the HBO network. See more »

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Mike Finnegan: [singing] There was a man named Michael Finnegan. He grew whiskers on his 'chin'-negan. He shaved them off and they grew back in again. Poor old Michael Finnegan. Begin again.
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The Stars Shine in this Simple Story of Love, Friendship, ad Obligation...
18 December 2005 | by ijonesiiiSee all my reviews

FINNEGAN BEGIN AGAIN was a delightful made for HBO TV movie about a lonely advice columnist (Robert Preston in a lovely performance), trapped into caring for his senile wife (Sylvia Sidney) who develops a relationship with a woman (Mary Tyler Moore) who is equally trapped in a dead end affair with a married man (Sam Waterston). This movie lovingly tells the story of two desperately lonely people, trapped in lives they don't know how to get out of and find solace and friendship in each other. The movie is well-written and directed and the stars, particularly Preston, are just wonderful. I don't know if this one is on DVD but it should be. If you can find it, try to catch this underrated gem.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1985 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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