Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
The husband-and-wife team of Laura Landau and Les Landau made this drama about Vietnam vets in LA. Vietnam vet and house painter Archibald Wright (Dorian Harewood) can't commit to his waitress girlfriend Diana (Vanessa Bell Calloway). Hired by Elaine (Patti D'Arbanville) to work on a Beverly Hills mansion, Archibald stumbles into a family situation: Elaine left J.P. (Michael McKean) while he was fighting in Vietnam; their daughter Tory (Amie Carey) is a classical guitarist who's just been accepted at a top music school. J.P. is now living an alcoholic existence in downtown LA, and Elaine forbids Tory from seeing her father. Archibald has a handle on J.P.'s post-Vietnam problems, and after J.P. lands in a V.A. hospital after some heavy drinking, Archibald steps in with an attempt to help both father and daughter. Shown at the 1998 Hollywood Film Festival.
alcoholism, committed-relationship, family, father, girlfriend, house-painting, veteran [military], waiter