Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Part two of the four-hour Showtime Cable Network film Home Fires (see entry 126256 for details on Part One) traces the further adventures of a "typical" American family. Embroiled in a case involving corporate negligence, the family's attorney father admits to bribing a witness. When that matter is settled, he punches out the art student who's had an affair with his second wife. Meanwhile, wife number one, a hospitalized schizo, rambles incoherently on the telephone at all hours of the day. Yet despite all that's going on, Home Fires leaves the viewing feeling empty and uninvolved at fadeout time. The film was originally telecast over Showtime in August of 1987.
bribery, extramarital-affair, family, lawyer, schizophrenia