Unnatural Causes


2h 1986

Brief Synopsis

A television movie about a Vietnam veteran sick with cancer and a dedicated Veterans Administration counselor who wages an emotional, lopsided battle against the entrenched power structure of the government in an attempt to establish the possible dangers of Agent Orange.

Film Details

Release Date
1986
Production Company
Itc Entertainment Group; NBC Entertainment
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Malibu, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A television movie about a Vietnam veteran sick with cancer and a dedicated Veterans Administration counselor who wages an emotional, lopsided battle against the entrenched power structure of the government in an attempt to establish the possible dangers of Agent Orange.

Crew

Stuart Aikins

Casting (Toronto)

Chris Alexander

Other

Blue Andre

Executive Producer

Martha Bean

Other

David R Beecroft

Hair

Chris Biden

Props

Gerald Blanchard

Assistant

Thomas Brandau

Sound Department

Dennis A Brown

Production Executive

Jay Burkhart

Art Director

Toni Burns

Assistant

Beverly Carr

Makeup

Kim Chow

Wardrobe

Ken Clarke

Assistant Set Decorator

Jesse Cohoon

Unit Manager

William J Corcoran

Assistant Director

David Crone

Camera Operator

Tom Dawson

Costume Consultant

Roger Dean

Generator Operator

Ron Deland

Video

Maud Devictor

Story Consultant

Stephen Doran

Story By

Stephen Doran

Co-Producer

Stephen Doran

From Story

Mike Fenton

Casting (Los Angeles)

Betsy Filwood

Production Coordinator

Roger Finlay

Production

Charles Fox

Music

Brad Francis

Props

Ron French

Assistant Director

Martin Goldstein

From Story

Martin Goldstein

Co-Producer

Martin Goldstein

Story By

Charlie Goodchild

Grip

Wayne Goodchild

Key Grip

Barry Goodwin

Best Boy

Sarah Grahame

Continuity

James Halpenny

Construction

Ed Hanna

Production Assistant

R L Hannah

Gaffer

Gail Harvey

Photography

Robert Jacobs

Story By

Robert Jacobs

From Story

Paul Lamastra

Editor

David Lee

Sound Department

Joyce Liggett

Set Decorator

Cliff Lopez

Video

Mary Mccready

Wardrobe

Ian Mcdougall

Production Manager

Shannon Mckibbin

Other

Don Mcqueen

Assistant Set Decorator

Don Miloyevich

Props

Andy Mulkani

Grip

Robert Myman

Co-Executive Producer

Camille Parent

Assistant

Rick Perotto

Assistant

Larry Pizer

Director Of Photography

Larry Pizer

Other

Anne Pritchard

Production Designer

John Sayles

Screenwriter

Robert Steffens

Technical Advisor

Steve Switzer

Boom Operator

Judy Taylor

Casting (Los Angeles)

Alison Till

Assistant Director

Patti Unger

Wardrobe

Don Vandewater

Construction

Lucina Zak

Production Assistant

Film Details

Release Date
1986
Production Company
Itc Entertainment Group; NBC Entertainment
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Malibu, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States November 10, 1986

The telefilm won a San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award, an Ohio State Award and two prime-time Emmy Awards. In addition the writers were honored with Writers Guild of America Awards.

The film marks singer Patti LaBelle's all-dramatic debut.