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Alex: The Life of a Child (1986)

Alex: The Life of a Child

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Release Date: Apr 23, 1986 Wide

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Release Date: Apr 23, 1986 Wide

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Alex: The Life of a Child is based on the true story of Sports Illustrated writer Frank Deford and his dying 8-year-old daughter Alex. Craig T. Nelson plays Deford and Gennie James is Alex, both of whom come to grips in different ways with Alex's fatal cystic fibrosis. A subplot involves the torment of Deford's wife (Bonnie Bedelia), who wonders whether she should adopt a child after Alex's death in 1980. Alex: The Life of a Child is effective, but not as well made as its subject matter … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Television
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Written By: Nigel McKeand , Carol Evan McKeand
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as Alex Deford

as Frank Deford

as Barbara Keator

as Carole Deford

as Chris - ages 6 to 8

as Dr. Tom Dolan

as Tina Crawford

as Photographer

as Dr. Ralph Stanwyck

as Mac Deford
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