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Shattered Spirits (1986)

TV-PG | | 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

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

The Kyrie
Music by John Flaherty
Performed by Our Lady of Malibu Church Choir
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Shattered Spirits
22 March 2008 | by malindalueuSee all my reviews

If you have ever lived with an alcoholic this movie will hit home. It does well at defining and portraying the roles of an alcoholic family. There is the Dependent (Dad), the Codependent (Mom), the Hero (oldest child), the Scapegoat (middle child) and the Lost Child (youngest child). They just needed one more kid to portray the Family Masscot to cover all of the typical roles of an addicted family. I have lived in this type of family and this was painful for me to watch at points because it is realistic. I work in the treatment field, and we have shown this film to clients in group to demonstrate the roles of the alcoholic family.


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