Whatever It Takes (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - May 31, 1986 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this uneven drama, Jeff (Tom Mason) is a Vietnam vet trying to eke out a living in New York when his already difficult life gets worse. In order to keep his head above water, he takes on several different, low-paying jobs in addition to driving a cab. He really wants to sell his cartoons so he can have a chance at syndication, and at the same time he satisfies his artist's calling by painting scenes of the war. But then the rent on his father's diner is raised through the roof, so it looks like his dad will be out of business soon. The rejections of his cartoons continue, and even his ex-girlfriend is having her separate problems. Without a doubt, Jeff decides it is time to retrench.

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ambition, business, cab-driver, cartoonist, diner, dreams, employment, father, rekindle, relationship, restaurant, romance, syndicate, veteran [military]