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Sam's Son (1984)

PG | | Drama | 17 August 1984 (USA)
A loosely-based autobiography of Michael Landon's teenage years as he struggles with his identity and eventually finds success on the school's track team.

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Michael Landon

Writer:

Michael Landon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eli Wallach ... Sam Orowitz
Anne Jackson ... Harriet Orowitz
Timothy Patrick Murphy ... Gene Orowitz
Hallie Todd ... Cathy Stanton
Clyde Hayes Clyde Hayes ... Robert Woods (as Alan Hayes)
Jonna Lee Jonna Lee ... Bonnie Barnes
Michael Landon ... Gene Orman
Howard Witt ... Cy Martin
William Boyett ... Coach Sutter
John Walcutt ... Ronnie Morgan
David Lloyd Nelson David Lloyd Nelson ... Lonnie Morgan
William Bassett ... Mr. Turner (as William H. Bassett)
Harvey Gold ... Jake Bellow
James Karen ... Mr. Collins
David Wakefield David Wakefield ... Buddy
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Storyline

Michael Landon's semi-autobiographical sketch of his earlier life. It's the story of Gene Orowitz, a high school student struggling with his bed-wetting, who finds success as a distance runner on the track team. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Michael Landon's film directing debut will touch your heart. [Video Poster] See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Throw It See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A personal trainer was brought in to coach Timothy Patrick Murphy how to throw the javelin. Michael Landon assisted with the training, as well. See more »

Goofs

Camera shadow is visible on the ground when the limo pulls away from the Orowitz house. See more »

Quotes

Sam Orowitz: [He shines his flashlight on Robert, who has his foot up on the seat] All right, get your foot off the seat.
Robert Woods: I'm just resting, Pops.
Sam Orowitz: You want to rest? Go to bed. Get your foot off the seat.
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Alternate Versions

When NBC premiered this movie, the network cut out the entire sequence where Eugene and his friends go to a rowdy neighborhood bar and the fight scene that follows it. See more »

Connections

Features Samson and Delilah (1949) See more »

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User Reviews

 
great movie
19 January 2004 | by natalijasSee all my reviews

great movie with the beautiful story.eli walach was great.this movie is story about the life,about teenage days.one important thing- this movie is a true story about michael langdon.if you have a chance you have to see movie named sam` son


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