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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.


Robert Greenwald


Gregory Goodell




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


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


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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All Out Of Love
Performed by Air Supply (uncredited)
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Martin Sheen, made-for-t.v.-movie-superstar: Shattered Spirits
20 August 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee 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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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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1.33 : 1
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