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The Portrait (1993)

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TV Movie | 90 min | Drama

After a long absence, artist Margaret Church returns to her aging parent's home to finish a portrait of them. Her parents, Gardner and Fanny Church, unbeknownst to Margaret have sold the family home and are moving. While coming to grips ...See moreAfter a long absence, artist Margaret Church returns to her aging parent's home to finish a portrait of them. Her parents, Gardner and Fanny Church, unbeknownst to Margaret have sold the family home and are moving. While coming to grips with the loss of her childhood home and the memories it held, Margaret must deal with many issues ranging from her father's frequent and disturbing memory lapses, to her feelings of isolation from her parents. Fanny and Gardner are totally devoted to each other and absorbed in their love and life together, making their daughter feel left out. While struggling to get her parents to sit still long enough to paint their portrait, Margaret thinks they don't take her or her painting seriously. A conversation with her father makes Margaret finally come to the realization that her parents love her, appreciate her painting career and that they can't and won't change at their ages. Returning to NY for her premier art showing with the finished portrait, Margaret realizes that she will be a much happier person if she accepts her parents as they are. Written by E.W. DesMarais See less
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Director
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Tina Howe (play "Painting Churches") | Lynn Roth (teleplay)
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Patricia McCorkle (as Pat McCorkle)
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Updated Feb 13, 1993

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Feb 13, 1993 (United States)

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Gregory Peck
Gardner Church Gardner Church   See fewer
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Lauren Bacall
Fanny Church Fanny Church   See fewer
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Cecilia Peck
Margaret Church Margaret Church   See fewer
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Paul McCrane
Bartel Bartel   See fewer
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Donna Mitchell
Marissa Pindar Marissa Pindar   See fewer
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Joyce O'Connor
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Mitchell Laurance
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William Prince
Hubert Hayden Hubert Hayden   See fewer
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Augusta Dabney
Elizabeth Hayden Elizabeth Hayden   See fewer
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John Murphy
Charles Wicstrom Charles Wicstrom   See fewer
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Marty McGaw
Amelia Wicstrom Amelia Wicstrom   See fewer
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John Bennes
Bradley Bradley   See fewer
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Lucille Patton
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Collin Wilcox Paxton
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Pearl Jones
Grocery Clerk Grocery Clerk   See fewer
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Elizabeth Ann Klein
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Jan Leslie
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George Gray
Gallery Man Gallery Man   See fewer
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James Firth
Tivers Tivers   See fewer
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Elliot Easton
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6 / 10 | 185 votes