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David's Mother (1994)

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Movie 10 April 1994
A woman estranged from her husband and family insists on caring for her autistic son alone.

Writers:

Bob Randall (play), Bob Randall (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirstie Alley ... Sally Goodson
Sam Waterston ... John Nils
Stockard Channing ... Bea
Michael A. Goorjian ... David Goodson (as Michael Goorjian)
Chris Sarandon ... Philip
Phylicia Rashad ... Gladys Johnson
Jack Duffy ... Doorman
Amanda Blitz Amanda Blitz ... Susan - 10-12 Years
Steven Ivany Steven Ivany ... David - 5-9 Years
Caroline Yeager Caroline Yeager ... Social Worker
Renessa Blitz Renessa Blitz ... Susan - 8 Years
Bob Zidel Bob Zidel ... Stephen
Nicole Greenspan Nicole Greenspan ... Justine
Kazuya Takahashi Kazuya Takahashi ... Waiter
Marcell Rosenblatt Marcell Rosenblatt ... Mother
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Sally Goodson (Kirstie Alley) has been raising her autistic son David (Michael A. Goorjian) alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging "The System" to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. Each feels they know what's best for David. But their opinions are not the same. Sally's developing relationship with John Nils (Sam Waterston) is caught in the middle. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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She sacrificed the perfect life to be the perfect mother.

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Good film, pity about the editing
11 March 2014 | by lyn_hardySee all my reviews

I am watching this film at the moment on channel 61, At the point where Sally and John have the row about her leaving and not telling him, the actor changes and so does his clothes! Suddenly a much younger man is in place of John wearing a white cable knit sweater. This happens three times and then Sally becomes a younger version of herself, different hairstyle, makeup and clothes!

I am puzzled as to how this film, that has received such great reviews and nominations for the acting, can be so badly edited. I have found this so distracting I had to break away and look the film up to see if anyone else has noticed this.

Otherwise, it is a good film but I am being penickity perhaps.


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Release Date:

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