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Shattered Spirits (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 6 January 1986
When his drinking problem takes control of his life, a father tries to leave the bottle behind while putting his and his family's lives back together.

Director:

Robert Greenwald

Writer:

Gregory Goodell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Lyle Mollencamp
Melinda Dillon ... Joyce Mollencamp
Matthew Labyorteaux ... Ken Mollencamp
Lukas Haas ... Brian Mollencamp
Roxana Zal ... Lesley Mollencamp
Jill Schoelen ... Allison
Jenny Gago ... Mavis
Gaby Mandelik Gaby Mandelik ... Mrs. Donovan
Lenny Hicks Lenny Hicks ... Officer Pratt
Dyana Ortelli ... Mrs. Martinez
John Herzfeld ... Det. Pearlman
John Miranda ... Carl
Ed Call Ed Call ... Sergeant
Francine Lembi Francine Lembi ... Mother
Freddie Dawson Freddie Dawson ... Mr. Monteil
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When his drinking problem takes control of his life, a father tries to leave the bottle behind while putting his and his family's lives back together.

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Only he can wake himself from the nightmare.

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Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Lukas Haas and Roxana Zal previously played siblings one Testament (1983). See more »

Quotes

Lyle Mollencamp: [Lyle is drunk and comes into Kenny's room] Kenny, wake up! Did you hear me? I said, wake up! You haven't said a word to me. Haven't you got anything to say to me? Huh?
Ken Mollencamp: I don't know what you want me to say?
Lyle Mollencamp: Well, what do I think I want you to say? You take my money! You run off without permission, you take my van, leave me stranded. And look at this place it's a pigsty. You skip school, you flunk every test you ta-
[Lyle hits his head on the model airplane above him]
Lyle Mollencamp: You spend all your time playing ...
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Soundtracks

All Out Of Love
Performed by Air Supply (uncredited)
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Nothing is closer to the truth
3 February 1999 | by connerg-2See all my reviews

When you have an alcoholic in your family, its not easy to deal with it. Especially when he or she denies that they have a problem. Shattered Spirits is an amazing film, with Martin Sheen giving the most believable performance in the history of motion pictures. If I ever would meet Mr. Sheen, I would congratulate him for bringing the reality of being an alcoholic to the screen and making families face the truth when alcoholism is in the family. Thankyou Martin Sheen.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almas Dilaceradas See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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