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A Time to Triumph (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 7 January 1986
Construction worker, Chuck Hassan, has a heart attack and is no longer able to work and support his family. After losing their home and savings, his wife, Concetta, looks for work and ... See full summary »

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Noel Black
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Patty Duke ... Concetta Hassan
Joseph Bologna ... Chuck Hassan (as Joe Bologna)
Julie Bovasso ... Chuck's mother
Denise Mickelbury Denise Mickelbury ... Sgt. Martin
Dara McGarry ... Rae Loudin (as Dara Modglin)
Jackie Welch ... Frances
Keith Colbert Keith Colbert ... Frankie
Mert Hatfield Mert Hatfield ... Flight Instructor
Mike McGehee Mike McGehee ... Flight candidate
Charlotte Dillon Charlotte Dillon ... Connie -age 8
Luci Ann Dow Luci Ann Dow ... Christina - age 5
Tia Tucker Tia Tucker ... Connie - age 12
Christian Haas Christian Haas ... Christina - age 9
Amanda Barbano Amanda Barbano ... Jo Ellen - age 5
Suzi Bass Suzi Bass ... Lady in welfare office
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Construction worker, Chuck Hassan, has a heart attack and is no longer able to work and support his family. After losing their home and savings, his wife, Concetta, looks for work and decides to join the Army, to take advantage of the security and benefits. She advances quickly and eventually becomes a helicopter pilot. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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When tragedy struck it forced her to find a courage she never knew she had.

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Not Rated
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This is the TV movie where Patty Duke met her current husband. He was in the army and he was assigned as her technical adviser. See more »

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Excellent TV Movie about digging deep inside to get out of a dire situation
15 December 2017 | by MovieBuffMarineSee all my reviews

Based on a true story, Chuck Hassan (Joe Bologna) has a rewarding career which allows his wife Concetta (Patty Duke) to stay at home and raise the kids. When a heart attack takes him down, he survives, but is no longer deemed fit to work.

Concetta Hassan becomes the bread winner. She holds odd end jobs and continues to search. Some close calls at a night job ensue. Then one day she sees an Army recruiting stand and picks up a few brochures. While Chuck initially is against the idea of her joining, he eventually concedes.

From Basic Training to her rise in the Army, Concetta Hassan performs to the best of her ability and beyond providing well for her family. She turns the unfortunate circumstance of her husband's disability into a fighting chance to live and care for her family.

This is a different kind of military movie. Compared to most of the ones out there about fighting the enemy, the "enemy" in this movie is poverty and is the story of how one woman used the Army to better herself and her family.

Post Script (years after the movie): the real Concetta Hassan went on to serve close to thirty years in the Army. She served in Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She retired during the latter.

"A Time to Triumph": Patty Duke portrayed that challenge very well and the person she played, Concetta Hassan prevailed at the end of a rewarding career.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1986 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Fort Benning, Georgia, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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