The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened


2h 1977

Brief Synopsis

In the 1950s a teenage athlete learns that he has leukemia, and his winning spirit is threatened as he faces a major basketball tournament just before Christmas, while his dad's struggle to maintain his own self-respect often blinds him to his son's emotional needs.

Film Details

Also Known As
Greatest Thing That Almost Happened
Release Date
1977

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

In the 1950s a teenage athlete learns that he has leukemia, and his winning spirit is threatened as he faces a major basketball tournament just before Christmas, while his dad's struggle to maintain his own self-respect often blinds him to his son's emotional needs.

Film Details

Also Known As
Greatest Thing That Almost Happened
Release Date
1977

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States October 26, 1977