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Toughlove (1985)

The Charters family falls into despair over their drug-addicted son Gary. They discuss his problems through the "Toughlove" program in searching for answers.

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writer:

Karen Hall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Remick ... Jan Charters
Bruce Dern ... Rob Charters
Jason Patric ... Gary Charters
Eric Schiff Eric Schiff ... Scott Charters
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Kristen Marsh
Dana Elcar ... Max Wiley
Beth Miller ... Cindy
Piper Laurie ... Darlene Marsh
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... 3rd Leader
Sean Frye ... Tim
Jim Haynie ... Lloyd
Janet MacLachlan ... Bess Dawson
John Wesley ... Danny Dawson
Jo de Winter Jo de Winter ... Barbara Wiley (as Jo De Winter)
Ivan Bonar Ivan Bonar ... Mr. Griffin
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Storyline

A rebellious 17 year old is increasingly getting into trouble, doing drugs, and hiding events from his parents. As things spiral further out of control, his parents turn to an organization called "Toughlove" for help. There they learn that it sometimes is necessary to turn your back on your child and allow him to accept the consequences of his actions. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You've always done your best with your kids, and for your kids. But when your best isn't enough...that's the time to do your worst. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor difícil See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fries Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Patric's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Gary Charters: I have one question: Why are you way over there?
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It is not easy to be parents
29 July 1999 | by pneuma2019See all my reviews

I saw this film in the classroom. I am doubting about the parental style of the parents. However, I still not be a parent so I can not say anything. I think more and more parents meet the situation but not know how to face it. I do not think it is the best way as the movie show but it can let you think how to face your teenage child.


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