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Michael Landon, the Father I Knew (1999)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 23 May 1999
Michael Landon Jr. directs this biographical story of his television star father, 'Michael Landon' (John Schneider). The film deals with the scarring that Michael Jr. felt after his parents... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Landon Jr.

Writers:

Michael Landon Jr. (story), Linda Bergman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Schneider ... Michael Landon
Cheryl Ladd ... Lynn Noe Landon
Joel Berti ... Michael Landon Jr.
Sarah Lancaster ... Leslie Landon
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Andy Glennon
Julie Condra ... Cindy Landon
Trever O'Brien ... Michael Landon Jr. - Age 15
Shawn Pyfrom ... Michael Landon Jr. - Age 10
Rachel Duncan Rachel Duncan ... Leslie Landon - Age 12
Daveigh Chase ... Shawna Landon - Age 8
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicolai Bolom Nicolai Bolom ... Christopher Landon - Age 5
Alexis Brigante Alexis Brigante ... Brittany Landon
Corey Bringas Corey Bringas ... Christopher Landon - Age 10
Justin Chapman Justin Chapman ... Josh Landon
Gino Conforti ... Antonio
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Michael Landon Jr. directs this biographical story of his television star father, 'Michael Landon' (John Schneider). The film deals with the scarring that Michael Jr. felt after his parents divorce when he was 15 and looks at his father's philandering ways. Michael Jr. is the son of Landon's second wife 'Lynn Noe'), who was deserted when Landon took up with a make-up artist on the set of Little House on the Prairie (1974). Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Father's Son See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Man Behind the Hollywood Star...
29 July 2005 | by angelalways_91See all my reviews

This was a wonderful documentary! Michael Landon Jr. did a great job at directing these characters. Also, he chose actors that really fit the roles. John Schneider fit into the role of Michael Sr. like a duck to water.Fifteen minutes into the movie I forgot that wasn't Michael Sr. standing on the screen once again! The three actors playing Jr,too, did a great job in their roles. The actors were fairly young but acted with such skill as a Hollywood Veteran. This movie is perfect for anyone even if your not a fan of either Landon man. Still for the fans it shows the Hollywood icon being what he really was good at and thats just being a real human being! For the first time we see the Michael Landon few saw while he was behind closed doors. Bravo to Michael Landon Jr. for a superb film.


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