The Dunroamin' Rising (1988)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Originally made for British television, Dunroamin' Rising is graced with a topnotch veteran cast and a solid premise. The title refers to the Dunroaming Evening Tide Nursing Home, where resides 88-year-old Thorley Walters. As an economy move, Dunroaming is targeted for demolition and its residents are slated to be scattered to various less hospitable establishments. In protest, Walters embarks upon a hunger strike that ends up having wide-range repercussions. Dunroamin' Rising proved to be the last professional appearance of Thorley Walters, who died less than three years after its completion.

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against-the-system, hunger-strike, nursing-home, activism, health, senior-citizen, bureaucracy