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The Betty Ford Story (1987) Online
Original Title :
The Betty Ford Story
Genre :
Movie / Biography / Drama
Year :
Directror :
David Greene
Cast :
Gena Rowlands,Josef Sommer,Nan Woods
Writer :
Karen Hall,Betty Ford
Type :
Time :
1h 36min
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The Betty Ford Story (1987) Online

Based on the life of the former first lady, this film depicts the ups and downs of Betty Ford, the wife of President Gerald Ford. While Betty seems to ease into her prominent role in the White House and becomes a popular public figure, she must contend with breast cancer and secretly abuses both prescription medications and alcohol. Eventually, she confronts her problems, leading to the founding of the Betty Ford Center, a chemical dependency treatment facility.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Gena Rowlands Gena Rowlands - Betty Ford
Josef Sommer Josef Sommer - President Gerald Ford
Nan Woods Nan Woods - Susan Ford
Concetta Tomei Concetta Tomei - Jan
Jack Rader Jack Rader - Long Beach Doctor
Joan McMurtrey Joan McMurtrey - Diane
Kenneth Tigar Kenneth Tigar - Dr. Lukash
Laura Leigh Hughes Laura Leigh Hughes - Gayle Ford
Daniel McDonald Daniel McDonald - Mike Ford
Brian McNamara Brian McNamara - Steve Ford
Bradley Whitford Bradley Whitford - Jack Ford
Michael Greene Michael Greene - Head Usher
Stanley Grover Stanley Grover - General Alexander Haig
Peter Jason Peter Jason - Counselor
Don Stewart Don Stewart - Nelson

In 1980 Anne Bancroft was announced as starring in an adaptation of Betty Ford's memoir, "The Times of My Life," but the film was not made.

User reviews



I really love this film since it is a true story about the disease of alcoholism. I've been there myself and I know what this movie portrays is how one comes to terms with the disease and how it affects all of the people around them. The acting is wonderful, the script is perfect and Gena Rowlands really deserved to win the Emmy for her portrayal. One can perhaps be helped by this film is they want to help themselves and those that don't have a problem with alcohol can learn from just watching and concentrating. Don't miss this one!