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Unnatural Causes (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 10 November 1986
Frank Coleman is a Vietnam veteran dying from cancer brought on by exposure to the defoliant chemical Agent Orange which he turns to Maude DeVictor, a Veterans Administration benefits ... See full summary »

Director:

Lamont Johnson

Writers:

Stephen Doran (story), Martin M. Goldstein (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ritter ... Frank Coleman
Alfre Woodard ... Maude DeVictor
Patti LaBelle ... Jeanette Thompson
John Vargas ... Fernando 'Nando' Sanchez
Frederick Allen Frederick Allen ... Kid
Richard Anthony Crenna Richard Anthony Crenna ... Soldier
Jonathan Welsh Jonathan Welsh ... Dr. Lester
Luba Goy ... Rena
John Sayles ... Lloyd
Roger Steffens Roger Steffens ... Golub
Richard Yearwood ... Vincent
Dee McCafferty ... Eddie
Leslie Carlson ... Bob (as Les Carlson)
Eugene Clark ... Roberts
Ernest Perry Jr. Ernest Perry Jr. ... Hand
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Storyline

Frank Coleman is a Vietnam veteran dying from cancer brought on by exposure to the defoliant chemical Agent Orange which he turns to Maude DeVictor, a Veterans Administration benefits counselor who teams up with Coleman to fight a lopsided batted against the bureaucratic system for its cover up of the possible dangers of Agent Orange. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agent Orange - tuhon siemen See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(without end titles) |

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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closing title scroll: In 1984, Maude DeVictor was dismissed from the V.A. in a labor dispute. In the summer of 1978, a Vietnam veteran, Paul Reutershan, initiated the first individual Agent Orange lawsuit, which grew into a series of class action lawsuits against the chemical companies. - In the consolidated case, Federal Judge Jack B. Weinstein stated that, as of 1984, scientific research had not been able to prove that Agent Orange exposure caused the veterans' disabilities, adding, however, that "Many lives have ...
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Good movie that deals with an forgotten theme during the Vietnam War.
18 December 2003 | by SkandreasSee all my reviews

I bought this movie when I was 13 or so and I was heavily into war movies. I got home and watched it immediatly and I saw that this movie wasn't about the terrors of war during the war itself (for example platoon, all quiet on the western front,...) but about the physical consequences rather than the mental ones (in country, the deerhunter,...). Its not like I'm placing this movie on the same level as these ones because this is simply a TV-production where the others are considered milestones in war cinematography. But it's good movie nonetheless. Good not great. Solid performances by Patti LaBelle and the late John Ritter...


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