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Shattered Spirits (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 6 January 1986
When his drinking problem takes control of his life, a father tries to leave the bottle behind while putting his and his family's lives back together.

Director:

Robert Greenwald

Writer:

Gregory Goodell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Lyle Mollencamp
Melinda Dillon ... Joyce Mollencamp
Matthew Labyorteaux ... Ken Mollencamp
Lukas Haas ... Brian Mollencamp
Roxana Zal ... Lesley Mollencamp
Jill Schoelen ... Allison
Jenny Gago ... Mavis
Gaby Mandelik Gaby Mandelik ... Mrs. Donovan
Lenny Hicks Lenny Hicks ... Officer Pratt
Dyana Ortelli ... Mrs. Martinez
John Herzfeld ... Det. Pearlman
John Miranda ... Carl
Ed Call Ed Call ... Sergeant
Francine Lembi Francine Lembi ... Mother
Freddie Dawson Freddie Dawson ... Mr. Monteil
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When his drinking problem takes control of his life, a father tries to leave the bottle behind while putting his and his family's lives back together.

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Only he can wake himself from the nightmare.

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Lyle Mollencamp: [Lyle is drunk and comes into Kenny's room] Kenny, wake up! Did you hear me? I said, wake up! You haven't said a word to me. Haven't you got anything to say to me? Huh?
Ken Mollencamp: I don't know what you want me to say?
Lyle Mollencamp: Well, what do I think I want you to say? You take my money! You run off without permission, you take my van, leave me stranded. And look at this place it's a pigsty. You skip school, you flunk every test you ta-
[Lyle hits his head on the model airplane above him]
Lyle Mollencamp: You spend all your time ...
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Music by John Flaherty
Performed by Our Lady of Malibu Church Choir
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I'm SORRY, but this is more of a comedy.
12 September 2004 | by LoudMouthSee all my reviews

I'm sorry for whoever thinks this is such a great movie. I saw this flick years ago in my health education class in high school and I think most people in the class laffed. Well yea we were young, but I've seen this and still think it's funny. I have been around boozers this bad and I understand. But I can't get over the scene where Sheen whips out the lawn mower at like 3 AM. I crack up to this day thinking about that scene. I do like the scene where he decides to hit the bar and the kid drives the van home. I learned so much from the enabler crap in that movie, that it seems like anyone who is around that kinda of madness and doesn't talk about it turns into an enabler.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almas Dilaceradas See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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