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A Reason to Live (1985)

When Gus Steward's wife announces that she wants to divorce him, he starts thinking about committing suicide. His 14 year old son Alex notices this and desperately tries to prevent him from... See full summary »

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Peter Levin

Writer:

Robert Lewin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Schroder ... Alex Stewart (as Rick Schroder)
Peter Fonda ... Gus Stewart
Deidre Hall ... Delores Stewart
Tracey Gold ... Ellen Maynes
Maxine Stuart ... Fay Stewart
Carrie Snodgress ... Isobel Bennett
Bruce Weitz ... Bob Cousins
Peter Jason ... Dick Biheller
James MacKrell James MacKrell ... Josh Turner (as Jim McKrell)
Rosanna Huffman Rosanna Huffman ... Felicia Massey
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Jack Mayberry
Mark Goddard ... Jerry Yusem
Linda Meiklejohn Linda Meiklejohn ... June Baker
Lee Anthony Lee Anthony ... Ray
Sands Hall Sands Hall ... Aunt Marion
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When Gus Steward's wife announces that she wants to divorce him, he starts thinking about committing suicide. His 14 year old son Alex notices this and desperately tries to prevent him from doing so and to give his father *a reason to live* ... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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A father on the brink of suicide. A son racing against time to save him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uma Razão para Viver See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When I'm Sixty-Four
(uncredited)
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Ricky Schroder
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No reason to watch
2 July 1999 | by JW-27See all my reviews

Rick(y) Schroder sat heavily on America's nerves while playing his sickly sweet role on the 80's TV series Silver Spoons, and his appearance in this TV movie sapsicle only added fat to the fire. Fortunately, he has taken on some more mature and refined roles since then. Peter Fonda is so stale and 2D playing the ever-so-mean father to Ricky's cry-baby character that the audience is left hoping they'll both perish before the film's finale. Couldn't Easy Rider have launched Fonda's career to higher heights? Apparently not. Ulyee's Gold was superb, though, so hope was not entirely lost.


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