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Rising Son (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 23 July 1990
A factory foreman with 36 years experience becomes despondent after being laid off by his company which has just been taken over by a Japanese conglomerate and is unable to find any other ... See full summary »

Director:

John David Coles

Writers:

Bill Phillips (story), Rafael Yglesias (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Dennehy ... Gus Robinson
Piper Laurie ... Martha Robinson
Graham Beckel ... Billy
Emily Longstreth ... Carol
Ving Rhames ... Ed
Jane Adams ... Meg Bradley
Richard Jenkins ... Tommy
Matt Damon ... Charlie Robinson
Earl Hindman ... Victor
Kevin Corrigan Kevin Corrigan ... Danny
Kathryn Roth Kathryn Roth ... Anchorwoman
Mary Nell Santacroce Mary Nell Santacroce ... Marge
Ray McKinnon ... Ken Mott
Pamela Garmon Pamela Garmon ... Marion
Jill Jane Clements ... Interviewer
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Storyline

A factory foreman with 36 years experience becomes despondent after being laid off by his company which has just been taken over by a Japanese conglomerate and is unable to find any other work. Meanwhile, his son uses his father's unemployment as an excuse to drop out of the pre-med program his father pressured him to enter. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'école de la vie See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of the 10 best films I have ever seen.
23 October 2003 | by filmakeratheartSee all my reviews

This film was inspiring, well acted, and one of the best written screenplays I have ever, ever had the pleasure to take in. Not for those into just action, or humor, or violence. If you are into brave honest portrayals of people struggling to be people, do yourself a favor and find this film. This is the first film I have ever posted to this site about.


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