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A Lion in the House (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 28 July 2006 (UK)
Five families struggle with the ups and downs of cancer treatment over the course of six years.
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Ashcraft Justin Ashcraft ... Self
Adam Ashcraft Adam Ashcraft ... Self
Dale Ashcraft Dale Ashcraft ... Self
Debbie Ashcraft Debbie Ashcraft ... Self
Jennifer Roller Jennifer Roller ... Self
Robert Arceci Robert Arceci ... Self (as Dr. Robert Arceci)
Victor Balaso Victor Balaso ... Self (as Dr. Victor Balaso)
Cyndi DeLaat Cyndi DeLaat ... Self (as Dr. Cyndi DeLaat)
Malini Gillen Malini Gillen ... Self (as Dr. Malini Gillen)
Fred Huang Fred Huang ... Self (as Dr. Fred Huang)
Paul Jublinsky Paul Jublinsky ... Self (as Dr. Paul Jublinsky)
Connie Coons Connie Coons ... Self
Alex Lougheed Alex Lougheed ... Self
Jackie Lougheed Jackie Lougheed ... Self
Judy Lougheed Judy Lougheed ... Self


Five families struggle with the ups and downs of cancer treatment over the course of six years.

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Brilliant emotional doco
7 April 2014 | by Mind_at_LargeSee all my reviews

This is one of the greatest documentaries I have seen. It doesn't largely edit, or grey fact into fiction, manipulate truths, use music to dictate moods, no dramatic commentaries. It simply lets the camera roll and captures what documentaries are so supposed to do: record reality. I watched this in two parts as it is long and very exhausting emotionally. It is so sad. I didn't cry, I was a blubbering mess. My wife too. We looked at each other at various times during the series and we both had tears streaming down our cheeks. This has stayed with me through the years and I still think about it. It puts you right in there and confronts you with the awful reality that children still die from cancer.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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