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Twice in a Lifetime

The Trouble with Harry (Season 1, Episode 21)
TV Episode | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

Moments before he accidentally dies, songwriter Tom Lasky comes home and as usual dismisses his crazy next door neighbor, Harry. Tom's mother Bess wants Tom to look after Harry as a brother outside of the institutional world. Tom instead ...See moreMoments before he accidentally dies, songwriter Tom Lasky comes home and as usual dismisses his crazy next door neighbor, Harry. Tom's mother Bess wants Tom to look after Harry as a brother outside of the institutional world. Tom instead calls the authorities to have Harry taken away to the psychiatric hospital, a move Harry begs him not to do as he knows he cannot survive in such places. Bess had always been a mother to "lost souls" which Tom resents. Tom also thinks his mother is unappreciated by those she helped. In part because of Bess' prayers for her son and the need to keep Harry out of the institutional system, Othniel decides to give Tom a second chance to save both his own life and that of Harry. Othniel sends Tom back as a homeless man who lives outside of Tom's apartment building just prior to Tom's telephone call to the authorities. As a homeless man, Tom is sent to the psychiatric institution with Harry. Tom is initially only concerned with saving his own life, but time, and getting to know Bess' motivations and Harry as a person may help Tom to change his attitude toward those around him. Written by Huggo See less
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Writers
Stephen Brackley (as Stephen J. Brackley) | Pamela K. Long | Steve Sohmer (creator)
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David Davis (as Mikey Davis)
Status
Edit Released
Updated May 10, 2000

Release date
May 10, 2000 (Canada)
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14 cast members
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Gordie Brown
Mr. Jones Mr. Jones   See fewer
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Al Waxman
Judge Othniel Judge Othniel   See fewer
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Jere Burns
Thomas 'Tom' Lasky / Tom the Homeless Man Thomas 'Tom' Lasky / Tom the Homeless Man   See fewer
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Jennifer Phipps
Bess Lasky Bess Lasky   See fewer
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Fiona Reid
Head Nurse Fike Head Nurse Fike   See fewer
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Holly Dennison
Younger Bess Lasky Younger Bess Lasky   See fewer
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Ed Fielding
Mr. Hunt Mr. Hunt   See fewer
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Rose Graham
Asylum Nurse Asylum Nurse   See fewer
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Trevor Haldenby
Young Tom Lasky Young Tom Lasky   See fewer
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Tony Meyler
Paramedic Paramedic   See fewer
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Robert A. Silverman
Homeless Man Homeless Man   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.4 / 10 | 5 votes