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The Prodigal (1983)

PG | | Drama | January 1984 (USA)
Greg Stuart is unhappy with his middle class family and their Christian values. In an attempt to estrange himself from the life he knows, he ends up in a spiral of confusing and troubling events.

Director:

James F. Collier
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Hammond ... Greg Stuart
Hope Lange ... Anne Stuart
John Cullum ... Elton Stuart
Morgan Brittany ... Sheila Holt-Browning
Ian Bannen ... Riley Wyndham
Joey Travolta ... Tony
Arliss Howard ... Scott Stuart
Sarah Rush ... Laura
Gerry Gibson Gerry Gibson ... Reverend Wharton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee C. Adams III Lee C. Adams III ... Ollie
Bob Ashmun Bob Ashmun ... Jack Hilgard
Cliff Barrows Cliff Barrows ... Himself
Johanna Beecham Johanna Beecham ... Young Mother
John Boylan John Boylan ... Alex Thornhill
Johanna Bjork Briem Johanna Bjork Briem ... Ursula
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Greg Stuart is unhappy with his middle class family and their Christian values. In an attempt to estrange himself from the life he knows, he ends up in a spiral of confusing and troubling events.

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They were a family torn apart by redemption...Kept apart by pride...But brought together by a miracle See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A tékozló fiú See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Where Nowhere Is
Written by Dennis Spiegel and Bruce Broughton
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Breathtaking
21 July 2002 | by tsekSee all my reviews

This is a very unusual film. The suspense does keep you wondering and the story of this runaway and his family provokes interesting thought.

The Music and song by BJ Thomas is inspiring and the story is about someone trying to find himself and his family figures are trying the best they can. In the end, he finds for himself the road he needs to travel. I have purposefully left out many details so you can view it on your own.

There are religious overtones, however, this is a very well done professionally done movie.

Another milder movie yet still well done and thought provoking is Cry from the Mountain.

Its a Movie everyone should think about. Enjoy.


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