Needs 5 Ratings

Once Beautiful Past (2008)

R | | Short, Drama | 3 May 2008 (USA)
Trailer
6:14 | Trailer
Once Beautiful Past tells the story of Henry Hall, a reclusive librarian in 1980 Berkeley California who discovers that he has the onset of Alzheimer's disease on the eve of his second ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Videos

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Henry Hall
Jennifer Linkous ... Jessie Morgan Hall
... Alba Jenkins
... Bobbie Kincaid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Larry Pope
... Nurse Sandy Brown
Tony Grat ... Police Officer
Chelsea Hollingsworth ... Young Jessie Morgan Hall
Jackie Honea ... Dede Hall
Diane Merlino ... Moire King
Melvin Payne ... Les Walters
Edit

Storyline

Once Beautiful Past tells the story of Henry Hall, a reclusive librarian in 1980 Berkeley California who discovers that he has the onset of Alzheimer's disease on the eve of his second marriage. Set at a time of national distress over the Iran hostage crisis and the impending election of a new president, the story parallels feelings of separation and captivity as personalized through the relationship of a father and daughter who are in their own right hostages of their past. Henry's quiet life is turned upside down when details of his wife's death fourteen years prior compound growing tension between his fiancé and estranged daughter. Preparations for Thanksgiving preceding a hasty marriage in Reno prove disastrous as Henry's condition worsens and his daughters abusive relationship with an older man reaches the point of no return. Risking everything for one more chance to be a good father, Henry reveals a secret about the car accident to his daughter that he hopes will mend their ... Written by Rory Dean

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

student film | See All (1) »

Taglines:

A reclusive father facing a progressive illness must come to terms with his self-interested girlfriend in order to reconnect with his estranged daughter before time runs out.

Genres:

Short | Drama

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(HDV)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Actual stock footage of the Iran hostage crisis, President Jimmy Carter, and the gas shortage of 1980 was licensed for use in the film. All of the footage was added in during post production. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial