Goldenrod (1977)

Genres - Drama, Western  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Canada, USA  |  
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The superb made-for-TV drama Goldenrod invokes vivid memories of television's Golden Age of the 1950s. Tony LoBianco heads the cast as Jess Gifford, a former rodeo champion permanently sidelined by a crippling accident. Things get worse when Jess' wife Shirley (Gloria Carlin) walks out on him, leaving him to raise his two sons alone. Jess undergoes a great deal of soul-searching until, with the help of eldest son Ethan (Will MacMillan), he finally discerns a light at the end of the tunnel. Produced by David Susskind and filmed in Canada, Goldenrod debuted June 1, 1977.

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sports, champion, comeback, family, handicap, rodeo, single-parent