A Family Upside Down Poster

Release Date: 1978

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Once-spry retiree Ted Long (Fred Astaire) suffers a debilitating heart attack that leaves him incapable of caring for himself. Unable to rely on his wife, Emma (Helen Hayes), herself suffering from deteriorating health, Ted grows increasingly dependent on his adult children for his basic needs. Familial bonds are tested when Ted and Emma decide to move in with their son, Mike (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.), rather than face the prospect of living in a retirement home.

Cast: Helen Hayes, Fred Astaire, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Director: David Rich

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1970s, Melodramatic, Moving, Sacrifice, Husband, Hospital, Son, Father, Wife, Marriage, Love, Mother


Winner Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television