A Sensitive Passionate Man  [DVD]
David Janssen (actor)
Angie Dickinson (actor)
Quality: Vhs, colour, 4:3 (from YT)
The story is about the Delaney Family. Michael (David Janssen) works as an aerospace engineer--not a particularly good industry during the late 70s. After all, there were a lot of cutbacks in the space program following the end of the Apollo missions. Not surprisingly, he's laid off from his very high paying job but instead of telling his family he pretends to be going to work each day. Eventually his wife finds out and the secret is out. But instead of pushing him to finally looking for work he increasingly sits around drinking. And the more he drinks the more violent, nasty and unpredictable he becomes. The film follows his progression into alcoholism as well as it's devastating impact on the family. In particular, it focuses on the wife (Angie Dickinson) as she vacillates between enabling him and just wanting to get out and protect herself and the children. This was, incidentally, one of her best acting performances.