Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Another of the VH1 cable network's "rock biographies," The David Cassidy Story detailed the life and career of the titular teen idol of the 1960s and 1970s. Much of the film is devoted to the prickly relationship between singer-actor David Cassidy (Andrew Kavovit) and his father, handsome matinee idol Jack Cassidy (Malcolm McDowell). Although Jack opened several professional doors for David, according to the film he quickly became envious of his son's success. The relationship between David and his stepmom and Partridge Family co-star Shirley Jones (Dey Young) is less fractious (at least it is here), while others within David's orbit, notably his TV "sister" Susan Dey (Katie Wright) come off as somewhat two-dimensional. Also in the cast is Sibel Ergener as David's wife, actress Kay Lenz. The real Cassidy served as executive producer of The David Cassidy Story and supplied the vocals in the musical sequences. The film made its cable-TV bow on January 9, 2000.