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Changes (1991)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 1 April 1991
TV news correspondent Mel from NYC meets the successful heart surgeon Peter in LA through work and they fall in love. But marriage means quitting her job, moving with her 2 teenage girls, having 3 more kids and a new job. Can it work?

Director:

Charles Jarrott

Writers:

Danielle Steel (novel), Susan Nanus (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheryl Ladd ... Melanie Adams
Michael Nouri ... Peter Hallam
Chris Gartin ... Mark Hallam
Randee Heller ... Carol Kellerman
Cynthia Bain ... Marie Dupres
Charles Frank ... Brad Buckley
James Sloyan ... Paul Stevenson
Luis Avalos ... Ray
Liz Sheridan ... Mrs. Hahn
Sheila Johns Sheila Johns
Christie Clark ... Valerie Adams
Renée O'Connor ... Jessica Adams (as Renee O'Connor)
Ami Foster ... Pam Hallam
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Matt Hallam
Betty Carvalho Betty Carvalho ... Raquel
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Storyline

Beautiful and successful television news anchor Melanie Adams falls in love with renowned heart transplant surgeon Peter Hallam. After a whirlwind courtship, they marry. Each has children from previous marriages. The strain of a new marriage and attempts to blend a family jeopardize their happiness. Written by Marinelle K. Szenasy <lumberjack@leaco.net>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danielle Steel's Changes See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Danielle Steel - Presenter: Hello, I'm Danielle Steel. I'm happy you're here with us tonight for 'Changes'. It's a book about the mashing of two families. Bringing together a man and a woman, and their very different children isn't an easy thing to do, but Peter and Melanie meet the challenge well. I like them and their patchwork family and I hope you do too. I hope you enjoy watching 'Changes'.
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Changes Makes for Good Soap Gossip ***
27 January 2007 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Cheryl Ladd and Michael Nouri provide for the right chemistry between themselves in this good film of Danielle Steele's book.

A television news reporter has a meeting with an L.A. surgeon and the two fall passionately in love with each other. He is a widower and she is a divorcée. Both have children. The film does not fully concentrate on Nouri's 15 year old problematic daughter, who has taken her mother's death badly and deeply resents Ladd's entrance into the household.

There are shades of the classic 1940 film REBECCA in this film. There is a picture of his dead wife hanging in the hallway and there is a maid who will remind you of Mrs. Danvers without the fireworks.

The story does try to show too much with people of dedicated careers remarrying and the problems that this brings forward. Then, there are the children who not only can't get along but the doctor's son impregnates Ladd's daughter with near tragic results. Of course, we have the doctor's star patient dying which doesn't help matters either. It is the passion and commitment of Ladd and Nouri to this film that helps it succeed. Get those suds ready.


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