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Father Figure (1980)

A man's extra-marital affair drives his wife to commit suicide, after which his younger son grows close to him but the older son hates him.

Director:

Jerry London

Writers:

William Hanley, Richard Peck (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
Hal Linden ... Howard
Timothy Hutton ... Jim
Jeremy Licht ... Byron
Martha Scott ... Hilda Wollman
Cassie Yates ... Mariella Flynn
Betty McGuire ... Alma - The Maid
Joy Hyler Joy Hyler ... Barbara
Corey Feldman ... Bobby
Bob Hastings ... Doctor
Dolores Mann Dolores Mann ... Woman In The Park
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A man's extra-marital affair drives his wife to commit suicide, after which his younger son grows close to him but the older son hates him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apaszerepben See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Good film for the whole family
8 August 1999 | by RojanSee all my reviews

A potent film that depicts in a realist manner the terrible crisis a family will go through afer a major drama.

Story:

A mother commits suicide after her husband has left her while her oldest son is 9 and her youngest a baby. Then after 8 years this father comes back to his kids. The youngest young grows close to him as the oldest one, played by Timothy Hutton (who gives a great performance), hates him and so on...

Very well played. Very good story.

A must for families going through rough times.


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