The Last Tenant (1978)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Lee Strasberg stars in this made-for-TV movie as a widowed senior citizen who suffers a stroke. Recovering in the hospital, Strasberg wants to return to his home, but refuses to have a housekeeper out of fear of being considered helpless. The notion of moving in with his grown children is also vetoed--by the children themselves, who chafed under Strasberg's arrogance and philandering when they were growing up and now prefer that he'd live elsewhere. The only alternative left is a nursing home, and Strasberg would rather die than resort to that. The Last Tenant was written by ABC Theatre Award-winner George Rubino.

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conflict, elderly, family, generation-gap, marriage, nursing-home, retirement, father