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Heartbeat (1993)

Successful women is left by her husband when she gets pregnant. Her life is a mess until she meets Bill. Together with his childeren they can create a new family, if she can forget her ex husband and the father of her child.

Director:

Michael Miller

Writers:

Danielle Steel (novel), Jan Worthington (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ritter ... Bill Grant
Polly Draper ... Adrian Towers
Kevin Kilner ... Steven Towers
Michael Lembeck ... Ted
Nancy Morgan ... Zelda
Christian Cousins ... Tommy Grant
Victor DiMattia ... Adam Grant
Suzanne Suciu Suzanne Suciu ... Sylvia Styles
Seth Isler Seth Isler ... Terrance Allman
Steven Gilborn ... Dr. Green
David Selburg David Selburg ... Dr. Williams
Jeanine Jackson ... Rural Doctor
Joe Svezia ... Stanley (as Joseph Svezia)
Katsy Chappell ... Maternity Nurse
Christopher Halsted Christopher Halsted ... Rand
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Storyline

Bill Thigpen, writer producer of the No.1 daytime TV drama was so busy watching his career soar that he never noticed his marriage collapse. Now, nine years later, living alone in Hollywood, even without his wife and kids, his life and success are still reasonably sweet. Written by Pamela

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battement de coeur See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Ritter (Bill) and Nancy Morgan (Zelda) were married at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Adrian is sitting on her bed with the wind supposedly blowing in through the windows, as the camera pans around a hand can be seen holding the bottom of the net curtain and flapping it to produce the "wind". See more »

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gentle and inoffensive made for TV movie.
6 September 2005 | by fraggle-rockSee all my reviews

I thought Polly Drapers (Adrian Towers) performance was average, but i found the hushed breathy way she spoke at times very irritating. I found Kevin Kilners performance as Adrians husband at best wooden and hammy. John Ritter gave a very natural performance as Bill, and i confess that it was only his role that caused me to watch it.Bill as is often the case in made for TV romantic films is almost too nice,a likable, lovable guy.

This film is really exactly what it sets out to be; a romantic, inoffensive, made for TV movie.Something you would curl up on an afternoon to watch.It is the sort of film, if you take it for what it is, then it's an enjoyable movie.


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