The Dark Side of Innocence (1976)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This pilot film for a TV series titled Hancock was initially telecast as The Dark Side of Innocence. The Hancocks are a tightly-knit, prosperous California family. Mom and Pop Hancock (John Anderson and Kim Hunter) oversee a thriving lumber business--when they're not refereeing the travails of their five children. The pilot episode concentrates on the oldest daughter (Joanna Pettet), who has decided she's sick of being a society matron and has returned to the Hancock manse with her own kids in tow. The remaining Hancock kids all have problems of their own, especially embittered divorcee Anne Archer. The Hancocks didn't fly as a series, which means that some of the crises presented in the pilot are never resolved.



family, business, family-business, lumber-business, daughter, generation, profession, slice-of-life, America, courage