Plot & Details
Lee Strasberg stars in this made-for-TV movie as a widowed senior citizen who suffers a stroke. Recovering in the hospital, Strasberg wants to return to his home, but refuses to have a housekeeper out of fear of being considered helpless. The notion of moving in with his grown children is also vetoed--by the children themselves, who chafed under Strasberg's arrogance and philandering when they were growing up and now prefer that he'd live elsewhere. The only alternative left is a nursing home, and Strasberg would rather die than resort to that. The Last Tenant was written by ABC Theatre Award-winner George Rubino.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 101min.
- Director(s): Jud Taylor
- Themes: Down on Their Luck
- Tone: Autumnal,Poignant,Tearjerking
- Keywords: conflict,elderly,family,father,generation-gap,marriage,nursing-home,retirement
- Language: English