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Mark, I Love You (1980)

Kevin Dobson plays Hal Painter, a distraught widower caught in a bitter custody battle with his late wife's parents over his 10-year-old son, following his plans to remarry and move off to California with the boy.

Director:

Gunnar Hellström

Writers:

Sue Grafton (teleplay), Hal W. Painter (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Dobson ... Hal Painter
James Whitmore ... Dwight Hamilton
Cassie Yates ... Marylyn
Dana Elcar ... Mr. Bassett
Peggy McCay ... Margaret Hamilton
Molly Cheek ... Jeanne
Lane Smith ... Don Payer
Justin Dana Justin Dana ... Mark Painter
Richard Benedict ... Mr. Powell
Jay W. MacIntosh ... Dr. Hastings
Raleigh Bond Raleigh Bond ... Dr. Eckert
Pat Corley ... Bucky Sims
Michael Currie Michael Currie ... Mr. Schmidt
Jack Murdock Jack Murdock ... William Chastain
Lloyd Nelson ... Mr. Henry
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Kevin Dobson plays Hal Painter, a distraught widower caught in a bitter custody battle with his late wife's parents over his 10-year-old son, following his plans to remarry and move off to California with the boy.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1980 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

The Aubrey Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Interesting film about child custody
7 August 2005 | by lutheranchickSee all my reviews

Based on the book by the same name, Mark, I Love You is about a young widower's battle for custody of his son Mark. After the death of his young wife, Hal Painter allowed his in-laws to care for his son for a time, but they refused to return the child to him when he had settled into his new home. Because he was not only a single man, but something of a hippie, Painter's in-laws felt that they had a plausible case for keeping Mark-- and at the time, they did. The actors in this small, serious film do a good job and avoid "movie of the week" histrionics, despite the emotional subject matter. An interesting look into old prejudices concerning child custody and family ties.


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