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Shattered Spirits (1986)

TV-PG | | 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.

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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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Drama

Certificate:

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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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The Kyrie
Music by John Flaherty
Performed by Our Lady of Malibu Church Choir
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Martin Sheen, made-for-t.v.-movie-superstar: Shattered Spirits
20 August 2005 | by Joseph P. UlibasSee all my reviews

Shattered Spirits (1986) was another made-for-t.v.-movie from Martin Sheen. This time around he tackles the problems of alcoholism and and the effects it has on the family structure. Instead of treating it a sense of realism, Sheen comes across as a mean version of Foster Brooks. Too bad really because Mr. Sheen could have done a much better job instead of acting like a total goof in front of the camera. Some of the things he does makes you want to laugh out loud or scratch your head.

You can actually get a few laughs from this movie. I know me and friends did when we saw this one t.v. The subject matter needs to be handled with kid gloves. One screw up could turn what was meant to be a serious subject matter into a heavy handed joke fest.

Slightly recommended.


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