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A Call to Remember (1997)

Holocaust survivors (Blythe Danner, Joe Mantegna) grapple with the past and try to stop their son (David Lascher) from fighting in the Vietnam War.

Director:

Jack Bender

Writer:

Max Eisenberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Blythe Danner ... Paula Tobias
Joe Mantegna ... David Tobias
David Lascher ... Jake Tobias
Kevin Zegers ... Ben Tobias
Joe Spano ... Dr. Green
Rita Zohar ... Renya Weiss
Blu Mankuma ... Hank McTier
Ingrid Kavelaars ... Amy Miller
Kevin McNulty ... Michael Bratton
Christian Tessier Christian Tessier ... Mike Banks
Ben Eberhard Ben Eberhard ... Ross Glazer
Neil Denis Neil Denis ... George Hicks
Bill Switzer ... Sandy Halper
L. Harvey Gold ... Al Weiss
David Hurtubise David Hurtubise ... Morris Halper (as Dave Hurtubise)
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Holocaust survivors (Blythe Danner, Joe Mantegna) grapple with the past and try to stop their son (David Lascher) from fighting in the Vietnam War.

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Her secret past holds the only hope for her family's future.

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Drama

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chamada do Passado See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Acting showcase for strong cast
3 February 2005 | by LibretioSee all my reviews

A CALL TO REMEMBER

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Sound format: Stereo

1967: After rebuilding their lives in America, two Jewish holocaust survivors (Blythe Danner and Joe Mantegna) are forced to confront their dark past when fate plays a cruel trick...

Unusual drama from TV specialist Jack Bender (KILLING MR. GRIFFIN, "The David Cassidy Story", etc.) in which unhappy history has a tragic bearing on the present (in this case 1967, at a time when America had become embroiled in a war no less dangerous than the one in which Danner and Mantegna suffered their worst indignities). Danner takes center stage as the strong mother laid low by an appalling twist of fate, while teenage son David Lascher (TV's "Sabrina the Teenage Witch") represents the viewpoint of a generation untouched by their parents' experiences in occupied Europe. Mantegna is dignified in a crucial supporting role, and there's an early appearance by Kevin Zegers (TRANSAMERICA) as the younger sibling slowly waking to the full horror of Nazi war crimes.


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