Those She Left Behind

Those She Left Behind

Waris Hussein (1989)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Gary Cole (The Brady Bunch Movie) struggles with the pressures of being a father to just one, in this uninspired TV movie. Admittedly the death of his wife in childbirth has left him with the weighty responsibility of caring for their baby daughter. Despite help from his mother-in-law (Colleen Dewhurst) and his late wife's best friend (Joanna Kerns), Cole considers offering his child up for adoption. Though Michael O'Hara's script and Waris Hussein's direction are full of serious intent, they cannot compensate for this film's arid, emotionless tone, which never extends beyond the inconveniences of single-parenting and a pat ending.


Affluent expectant parents Scott and Sue Grimes look forward to starting the next stage of their lives with the arrival of their first child. However, when Sue unexpectedly dies in childbirth, Scott is forced to navigate the difficulties of raising his new daughter alone, and must summon the fortitude to tackle life as a single parent. Drama, starring Gary Cole and Mary Page Keller.

Cast & Crew

Scott Grimes Gary Cole
Sue Grimes Mary Page Keller
Diane Pappas Joanna Kerns
Bill Page George Coe
Director Waris Hussein

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video