Nickel Mountain (1985)

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Teen-aged waitress Heather Langekamp is impregnated by college student Patrick Cassidy. Heather's kindly "loser" boss Michael Cole provides aid and comfort for the lonely, confused girl. Her father Ed Lauter wants to finance an abortion, but Cole insists upon taking responsibility. He marries Langenkamp, even though she hasn't expressed any overt love for him. The reasons are slightly vicarious: Cole had once been the suitor of Heather's mother. A novel by John Gardner was the source for the take-its-time Nickel Mountain.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama
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Studio:
Ziv International

Cast

Brian Kerwin
as George
Heather Langenkamp
as Callie Wells
Patrick Cassidy
as Willard Freund
Ed Lauter
as W.D. Freund
Cotter Smith
as Trucker
Michael Cole
as Henry Soames
Grace Zabriskie
as Ellie Wells
Don Beddoe
as Doc Cathey
Peter Hobbs
as Dr. Costard
Liz Sheridan
as Reception Nurse
E.J. Andre
as Kuzitski
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Langenkamp's very fine performance as an abandoned pregnant teen can't quite compensate for an overly-contrived script.

May 18, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

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