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Those She Left Behind (1989)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 6 March 1989
Real estate agent Scott Grimes and his wife are expecting their first child. But Scott's dreams of a happy life come crashing down when Sue dies during childbirth, leaving a shellshocked ... See full summary »

Director:

Waris Hussein

Writer:

Michael O'Hara
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Cole ... Scott Grimes
Joanna Kerns ... Diane Pappas
Mary Page Keller ... Sue Grimes
George Coe ... Bill Page
Maryedith Burrell ... Ann Hobson
Colleen Dewhurst ... Margaret Page
Joel Polis ... Kerns
Saachiko Saachiko ... Dr. Yamura
Judyann Elder ... Counselor
Paul Mendoza Paul Mendoza ... Acosta
David Selburg David Selburg ... Dr. Razzar
Lupe Ontiveros ... Rosa
Harry Stephens Harry Stephens ... Dr. Paul Spencer
James Edgcomb James Edgcomb ... Poker player (as Jim Edgecomb)
Folkert Schmidt Folkert Schmidt ... Eric
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Storyline

Real estate agent Scott Grimes and his wife are expecting their first child. But Scott's dreams of a happy life come crashing down when Sue dies during childbirth, leaving a shellshocked Scott to care for their infant daughter. Though he turns to his mother-in-law, Margaret, and others for help, Scott is overwhelmed by both his grief and the strain of being a single parent, and he begins to think about offering little Katie up for adoption. Written by Jwelch5742

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daddy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dr. Paul Spencer: [to Scott about Katie, who was suffering from a hernia, upon finding out that he didn't bring her into the hospital earlier then he should've] Do you have any idea what might have happened if you had ignored this for one more day?
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A good little film...
24 September 2006 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

sometimes it is a nice surprise to find a small film which has a few stars in it and has a decent message; Gary Cole is very believable as the widowed father who must now re-learn to live his life, build up his realty business and take care of the motherless child, Katie.

George Coe and Colleen Dewhurst portray the grandparents of Katie who are concerned that Gary Cole may put the child up for adoption. We see several surprisingly frank scenes, wherein Cole is exhausted and overwhelmed, tired of dealing with being a single father.

Joanna Kerns also has a part as Cole's business partner and is (as usual) very good and effective in this role. All in all a nice film which deals with the problems of single fathers, and is more genuine than the more recent adolescent tripe we have seen recently. 9/10.


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