MAUREEN O’HARA AND ERIC STOLTZ STAR
IN “THE LAST DANCE,” A NEW TELEVISION MOVIE
FOR BROADCAST ON THE CBS TELEVISION OCTOBER 29, 2000
(check your local listings)
Trini Alvarado Also Stars
THE LAST DANCE, a television movie starring legendary motion picture actress Maureen O’Hara, Eric Stoltz (“Mask,” “Memphis Belle”) and Trini Alvarado (“Little Women”), recently completed production in Los Angeles for broadcast on the CBS Television Network. In the touching drama, O’Hara portrays Helen Parker, a retired high school teacher who is unexpectedly reunited with a former student and winds up teaching him the value of living every day to the fullest.
Helen, a widow long retired from teaching, lives alone in a charming house brimming with books and small treasures from her years with her husband, Charlie Parker, a military hero and aviator, who was her one true love. Helen spends her time quietly reminiscing about days gone by and tending to her lush garden. When she falls ill, she is reunited with a former student, Todd Cope (Stoltz), a nurse on staff at the local hospital where she is a patient.
Todd and his wife, Denise (Alvarado), a high school teacher and part-time caterer, have two young children. The couple works tirelessly to make ends meet and care for the kids. As a result, they find themselves left with very little time to spend together. However, Todd is drawn to Helen and when he discovers that she has no immediate relatives to look after her, he finds the time to take on the responsibility of attending to her as if she were part of his family.
As Helen begins to share enchanting, private memories from her past, Todd and his family develop a strong bond with her. It is through her warmth and remarkable wisdom that Helen ultimately teaches her former student and his family the most important lessons of their lives.
Multiple Emmy Award winner Beth Polson (“Going Home,” “The Christmas Box” and “Cab To Canada”) is executive producer of THE LAST DANCE, for The Polson Company. Kevin Dowling is directing it from a script by Dalene Young, based on a story by Beth Polson.
CBS Production Press Release 7-00
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