Alex: The Life of a Child


2h 1986

Brief Synopsis

Touching but melancholy dramatization of real-life sportswriter Frank Delford's book about his eight-year-old daughter's losing battle with cystic fibrosis, with Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia as the grieving parents and Gennie James as the young girl. Carol Evan McKeand and Nigel McKeand earned

Film Details

Also Known As
Life of a Child, The
Release Date
1986

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Touching but melancholy dramatization of real-life sportswriter Frank Delford's book about his eight-year-old daughter's losing battle with cystic fibrosis, with Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia as the grieving parents and Gennie James as the young girl. Carol Evan McKeand and Nigel McKeand earned Emmy Award nominations for their script. A similar theme of a young girl being remembered in writing by her father was explored in the TV movie "Mary White" (1977), taken from the book by William Allen White about his daughter's death.

Crew

Deborah Aal

Producer

John A Amicarella

Assistant Editor

Rudy Baccuchi

Driver

Pat Beaudrow

Driver

Brian Beck

Production Assistant

Hannelore Biesinger-kee

Production Accountant

John Brunt

Driver

Bryan Charbonneau

Hair

Sherry Cohen

Location Manager

Tom Coulter

Props

Jackie Crane

Driver

John Danylkiw

Production Supervisor

John Davidson

Best Boy

Mary Davie

Other

Frank Deford

Book As Source Material

David Derry

Key Grip

Graham Docherty

Wardrobe Assistant

George Farrell

Property Master

Gail Filman

Wardrobe

David Flaherty

Production Assistant

David Flaherty

Location Assistant

David Fleischer

Props

Lili Fournier

Continuity

John Franco

Set Decorator

Fred Geringer

Art Director

Fred Geringer

Art Department Coordinator

Cynthia Gillespie

Production Assistant

Cynthia Gillespie

Assistant Director

Leonard Goldberg

Executive Producer

Alan Goluboff

Assistant Director

Sharon Guerin

Other

Tony Guerin

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael Hall

Assistant Camera Operator

Gail Harvey

Photography

Kathleen Herbert

Assistant

Susan Hess

Art Assistant

Tim Hilts

Driver

Bill Jackson

Driver

Lynn Kuwahara

Location Manager

Matthew Lammerich

Other

Owen Langevin

Sound Mixer

Michele Levesque

Art Director

Joyce Liggett

Set Decorator

Deborah Love

Assistant Director

Lynne Mackay

Costume Designer

Helen Maj

Technical Advisor

Helen Maj

Other

Martin Malivoire

Stunts

Martin Malivoire

Special Effects

Pat Mccaffery

Carpenter

Carol Evan Mckeand

Writer

Nigel Mckeand

Producer

Nigel Mckeand

Writer

Don Mcqueen

On-Set Dresser

Randy Milligan

Boom Operator

Brian Montague

Gaffer

Neil Montgomerie

Driver

Morrie Nierenberg

Production Associate

Peter Parasheles

Editor

Diane Parsons

Production Coordinator

Earl Preston

Art Director

Bruce Raymer

Driver

J.a.c. Redford

Music

Herb Reischl

Generator Operator

Neil Roach

Director Of Photography

Robert Ryan

Camera Operator

Frank Singer

Driver

David Smuckler

Dialogue Coach

Ronald Smyth

Security

Katherine Southern

Makeup

Peter Tarshis

Other

Kenneth Wyke

Best Boy

John Ziffren

Associate Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Life of a Child, The
Release Date
1986

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States April 23, 1986