Vital Signs Poster

Release Date: 1986

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Matthew St. James (Edward Asner) is a leading surgeon who has gradually become an alcoholic. After a drunken driving incident, his family realizes Matthew has a problem, so his son, Dr. Hayward (Gary Cole), comes to stay with his father and help him. But Hayward, also a surgeon, is like his father in another way: He too has a severe addiction. Hayward hides his need for morphine and amphetamines, but the denial of both doctors about their problems makes it difficult for either to change.

Cast: Ed Asner, Gary Cole, Kate McNeil, Barbara Barrie, Beatrice Fredman, Mike Nussbaum, Philip Sterling, John Randolph

Director: Stuart Millar

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Emotional, Doctor, Fall, 1980s, Hospital, Wife, Dark, Tense, Son, Brooding