Sacrifices of the Heart

Sacrifices of the Heart

David S Cass Sr (2007)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This well-meaning story about a macho farmer succumbing to Alzheimer's disease was written by Patti Davis, whose own father, Ronald Reagan, died of the disease in 2004. The insights into the diagnosis and development of the condition are perceptive enough and Ken Howard conveys the growing confusion and helplessness with admirable restraint. But, otherwise, the narrative is strewn with melodramatic incidents, as city lawyer Melissa Gilbert leaves her job defending troubled delinquents to help her loyal brother Cyril O'Reilly nurse the father she's never forgiven for a childhood trauma.


A Los Angeles lawyer returns to the family home when she learns her estranged father has started to show signs of Alzheimer's disease. She hopes to resolve the problems that drove them apart and confront a deeply traumatic experience from her childhood. Drama, starring Melissa Gilbert, Ken Howard, Cyril O'Reilly and Lisa Pelikan.

Cast & Crew

Katelyn Weston Melissa Gilbert
Thane Weston Ken Howard
Ryan Weston Cyril O'Reilly
Virginia Doyle Lisa Pelikan
Doc Osborne Kevin Cooney
Allison Amy Halloran
David Terry Maratos
Zack Weston Anthony De Marco
Director David S Cass Sr
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Some violence.