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Thursday's Child (1983) (TV)

Directed by:
David Lowell Rich
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
-

RUNNING TIME
100 minutes

Produced by:
Peter Katz

Written by (based on a novel by Gwen Bagni):
Victoria Poole


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Victoria Alden Gena Rowlands
Parker Alden Don Murray
Roz Richardson Jessica Walter -
Sam Alden Rob Lowe
Alix Tracey Gold -
Pokie Glen Morrissey -

 

Review

Emotionally charged made-for-TV movie about a teenager's life-threatening heart disease and ensuing transplant. The movie is slightly critical towards the American health care system's handling of a situation like this, but the filmmakers' real focus is the interpersonal drama around the kid and his family. Gena Rowlands' powerful performance as the mother and debutante Rob Lowe's sympathetic turn in the lead help augment a rather involving narrative.

Copyright 19.02.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 15.03.2023 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)