Tim Doolan is a teenager from a broken home in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. His mother has remarried, his violent father is an emotional cripple and he runs with a white, middle class gang. After a fight, Tim is arrested with a friend, Cheryl. They both wind up in an “adolescent care facility”, where parents can attempt to solve their childrens’ problems by check.
However, Tim is placed under the care of Dr Charles Lofties and in him Tim finds someone who will take the time to care and to listen. A bond of trust grows between them and Tim eventually learns enough to allow Loftis to guide him to a way forward. Cheryl and others are not so lucky. –Cannes Film Festival
Hugh Hudson (born 25 August 1936) is an English film director. His best-known international success is the 1981 multiple Academy Award-winning film, Chariots of Fire.
Hudson was born in London, the only son of Jacynth (Ellerton), the second wife of Michael Donaldson-Hudson from Cheswardine in rural north Shropshire. His great-grandfather was Charles Donaldson-Hudson, a one-time member of Parliament for Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire. His paternal ancestors came from Scotland and Cumberland. He was sent to boarding school at the age of 6, and thereafter was educated at Eton College. He completed his National Service in the Royal Armoured Corps as a second lieutenant from the 28 January 1956, and remained as a lieutenant in the Army Reserve of Officers until he was discharged on January 16, 1960.
In the 1960s, after three years of editing documentaries in Paris, Hudson headed a documentary film company with partners Robert Brownjohn and… read more