Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Happy Endings was the pilot for a TV series conceived by Chris Beaumont and produced by Beaumont and several of his Fame collaborators. The film is based on Beaumont's own teenaged years, a time during which his writer father Charles (Twilight Zone) Beaumont died of "premature senility" at the age of 37. Lee Montgomery plays the Chris Beaumont counterpart, an 18-year-old college dropout who spends several days in court to gain custody of his three younger siblings. Representing the adults in Montgomery's world are Oliver Clark as a friend of the family, and Robin Gammell as a doubting uncle. Halfway down the cast list of Happy Endings appear the names of two celebrities-in-the-making: Laura Dern and John Hancock.
court [law], custody, sibling, songwriter, teenagers