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The Subject Was Roses

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Original title
The Subject Was Roses
Year
Running time
107 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Frank D. Gilroy
Music
Lee Pockriss
Cinematography
Jack Priestley
Cast
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Producer
MGM
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
When Timmy Cleary (Sheen), comes home from soldiering, he's greeted by the open but strained arms of his two parents, John and Nettie, (Neal and Albertson). Once considered sickly and weak, he has now distinguished himself in the service and is ready to begin a new life. His parents, however, are still trapped in the bygone days of early and unresolved marital strife and begin emotionally deteriorating through several drama packed encounters. Now mature, the young Tim Cleary finally understands the family dynamics that has played all throughout his boyhood. By the simple act of bringing his mother roses on behalf of his father, Tim realizes he may have destroyed his family, but is helpless to obtain resolution which must come from both his parents.
Awards
1968: Oscar: Best Supporting Actor: Jack Albertson. 2 Nominations
1968: Golden Globes: Nomitated for Best Supporting Actor (Martin Sheen)
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