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Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents decide to take him to the hospital, where they are shocked to find out that he has a life-threatening heart disease. Sam has trouble dealing with his illness, but he pretends to still be a joyful teenager to not have his parents worrying even more than they already do. His health is deteriorating, though, and it is eventually revealed that he needs a heart transplant if he wants to survive. This is the beginning of a long journey, which is mentally and physically exhausting. Sam has countless operations, and tests. The search for a donor seems endless to him. Even before the final operation, Sam is forced to deal with several setbacks in his life.

  1. David Lowell Rich

    Director

  2. Gwen Bagni

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gena Rowlands

    Gena Rowlands

    Victoria Alden

  2. Rob Lowe

    Rob Lowe

    Sam Alden

  3. Don Murray

    Don Murray

    Parker Alden

  4. Jessica Walter

    Jessica Walter

    Roz Richardson

  5. Tracey Gold

    Tracey Gold

    Alix

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Thursday's Child

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Status Released

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  • February 1, 1983
    TV

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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