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Challenge of a Lifetime (1985)

TV Movie | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Nora Scoonover is 35, divorced, in debt and going nowhere when her 16 year-old son, Steven, runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with her. Together they decide that she will enter the Ironman Triathlon competition in Hawaii, ...See moreNora Scoonover is 35, divorced, in debt and going nowhere when her 16 year-old son, Steven, runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with her. Together they decide that she will enter the Ironman Triathlon competition in Hawaii, although she has not done any running since high school. The experience brings them together. Written by Herman Seifer See less
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Writer
Sally Robinson (as Peachy Markowitz)
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Cinematographer
H├ęctor R. Figueroa (as Hector Figueroa)
Production Designer
Mark W. Mansbridge (as Mark Mansbridge)
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Updated Feb 14, 1985

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Feb 14, 1985 (United States)

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25 cast members
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Penny Marshall
Nora Schoonover Nora Schoonover   See fewer
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Richard Gilliland
Will Brodsky Will Brodsky   See fewer
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Jonathan Silverman
Steven Schoonover Steven Schoonover   See fewer
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Mary Woronov
Mary Garritee Mary Garritee   See fewer
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Paul Gleason
John Schoonover John Schoonover   See fewer
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James Bergeson
Donald Turnquist Donald Turnquist   See fewer
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Bart Conner
Mark Wilson Mark Wilson   See fewer
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Nancy Hogshead-Makar
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Cathy Rigby
Virginia (as Cathy Rigby-McCoy) Virginia (as Cathy Rigby-McCoy)   See fewer
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Mark Spitz
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Jim Lampley
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Anne Simon
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Greg Monaghan
Jay Redmond Jay Redmond   See fewer
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Dorothy Dells
Dr. Jackson Dr. Jackson   See fewer
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Keone Young
Dr. Honowa Dr. Honowa   See fewer
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Loyita Chapel
Rachel Rachel   See fewer
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Elizabeth Lindsey
Lee Kaplan Lee Kaplan   See fewer
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Peg Shirley
Mrs. Meyer Mrs. Meyer   See fewer
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Gillian Grant
Charlotte Charlotte   See fewer
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Julie Davis
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Mort Sertner
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Alan Bendich
Triathlete (uncredited) Triathlete (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 37 votes