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Extreme Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 22 October 1990
Disturbed by his mother's recent death, a teenage boy seeks to learn the truth.

Director:

Peter Horton

Writers:

Marshall Herskovitz (story), Edward Zwick (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig T. Nelson ... Philip
Morgan Weisser ... David Toll
Samantha Mathis ... Laura
Kimber Shoop Kimber Shoop ... Steven
Ellie Raab Ellie Raab ... Melissa
Richard Libertini ... Mr. Bower
Cristine Rose ... Ms. Garfield
Blair Brown ... Margaret Toll
Bryan Clark ... Relative
Jeffrey Alan Chandler ... Minister
Maddie Corman ... Janine
Devon Odessa ... Cheryl
Kerrie Keane ... Joanna
Bibi Besch ... Mrs. Fields
David Downing ... Psychiatrist
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Storyline

A 16 year old boy disturbed by the recent death of his mother and alienated from his father begins to assemble film clips taken of his mother which clearly show her emotional disintegration. He then begins to make tapes of his own life that record his own instabilities and his attempts at connecting with his father. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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boy | depression | death of mother | See All (3) »

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Video See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (PFL)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The producers were originally going to call this TV movie, "Home Video," but they did not want audiences to confuse it with the newest hit weekly show at the time, "America's Funniest Home Videos." See more »

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Important for anyone who has lost someone to suicide.
28 February 2000 | by angelfirSee all my reviews

I think this movie would be very healing to someone that has had to watch a loved one suffer with depression or commit suicide. It also would be beneficial to watch for anyone that has been depressed or maybe thought of suicide. This movie tends to show what happens to all involved. I think that our society needs more movies like this one, so we can have a better understanding of depression.


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