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My Old Man (1979)





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My Old Man was adapted from Ernest Hemingway's short story of the same name by Jerome Kass. Hemingway's story told of a down-on-his-luck horse trainer who is given a second chance at making something of his life by his son. This made-for-TV version changed the son to a daughter, played by Kristy McNichol; the "old man" was portrayed by Warren Oates. Eileen Brennan also stars as a waitress who acts as surrogate mother for McNichol--and who'd like to act as wife to Oates. Filmed at Saratoga Springs, New York, My Old Man premiered on December 7, 1979. An earlier, less sentimental theatrical-feature version of the same Hemingway tale was filmed in 1950 as Under My Skin, with John Garfield in the lead.


Kristy McNichol
as Jo Butler
Warren Oates
as Frank Butler
Mark Arnold
as Roy Kiley
Joseph Maher
as Phil Kiley
Michael Jeter
as George Gardner
Peter Maloney
as Veterinarian
Frank Hamilton
as The Preacher
Nick D'Elia
as Gambler
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