Love is Forever

Love is Forever

Director: Hall Bartlett

Cast: Hall Bartlett, Michael Landon, Moira Chen, Jürgen Prochnow

     
 

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When producer/star Michael Landon took on this project, it was geared for theatrical release under the title Comeback. Innumerable production difficulties later (due in great part to Landon's tiltings with the writer and director), the film was retooled as a TV movie titled Love is Forever. TV turned out to be the ideal medium for this film, which

Overview

When producer/star Michael Landon took on this project, it was geared for theatrical release under the title Comeback. Innumerable production difficulties later (due in great part to Landon's tiltings with the writer and director), the film was retooled as a TV movie titled Love is Forever. TV turned out to be the ideal medium for this film, which despite its "epic" aspirations is at base a Prime Time soap opera. Landon plays real-life journalist John Everingham, who while stationed in Laos in 1977 is accused of being a spy, tortured, and expelled from the country. One year later, Everingham attempts to return to the Communist-controlled country in order to rescue the Laotian woman (Moira Chen) that he loves. The plan is to swim across the Mekong river without attracting attention. Much of the film's potential for suspense is minimized by its flashback structure. Too, much of the credibility is lessened by supporting actor Jurgen Prochnow's "Boris Badenov" portrayal of a Communist espionage agent. Edward Woodward costars as Landon's scuba instructor, while Priscilla Presley makes her TV-movie debut as a friend of Woodward's. Though Landon tried to quell the fact in the publicity packets, leading lady Moira Chen is also known as porn actress Laura Gemser. Originally running 150 minutes, Love Is Forever was cut to 127 minutes for its first telecast on April 3, 1983, then was further snipped to 100 minutes for syndication.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2005
UPC:
0628261014491
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
G
Source:
Madacy Home Video
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:36:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Landon John Everingham
Moira Chen Keo Sirisomphone
Jürgen Prochnow Gen. Siegfried Kapler
Edward Woodward Derek McBraken
Priscilla Presley Sandy Redford
David Leonard Steve Hammond
Gabriele Tinti Georges
Eric Miller Frank Moseley
Laura Gemser Keo Sirisomphone
Leata Galloway Actor
Cathy Bartlett Actor
William Kushner Actor
Scott Rollins Actor
Summer Bartholomew Actor
Dee Barouch Actor
Noi Naksawadi Actor
Kuhn Kringkrai Actor
Kuhn Ram Vortan Actor
Corky Hages Actor
Pornsri Luphaiboon Actor

Technical Credits
Hall Bartlett Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Cathy Bartlett Producer
Marshall M. Borden Editor
Jay Lash Cassidy Editor
David Dockendorf Sound/Sound Designer
Klaus Doldinger Score Composer
William Kushner Producer
Andrew Laszlo Cinematographer
David Leonard Associate Producer
John Loggia Production Designer
Don MacDougall Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Tyler Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Entering the Military Base [10:44]
2. Falling in Love [4:04]
3. The Meeting [6:04]
4. The Prisoners [13:23]
5. The Escape [1:43]
6. The Fight & Arrest [9:19]
7. Blackmail & Prison [4:07]
8. The Exile [5:08]
9. Believing [9:13]
10. The Rehearsal [3:21]
11. The News [6:02]
12. Bringing Her Back [17:13]

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