Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story, because of its television format, does not hit the emotional button as did the theater movie, The Pride of the Yankees with Gary Cooper. Quiet Victory, however, provokes much thought about disease outcome and possibilities of retaining value and purpose despite debilitating health conditions. It also becomes an interesting watch for its deep presentation of family interaction when a family is presented with severe health challenges. While the movie needs improvement in both camerawork and presentation, it earns its watch for educational value and the more positive choices that can be made when a family decides to serve each other rather than run away from the challenge.

 Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images


 A coach contracts Lou Gehrigs’ disease.

 Additional Thanks

 Thank you to Roy Campanella II for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Linda Otto for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Lucy Wedemeyer (Pam Dawber), Charlie Wedermeyer (Michael Nouri), Bobby Maker (Peter Berg), Charlie’s Doctor (James Handy), Assistant Coach (Reginald VelJohnson), Ted Simonsen (Noble Willingham), Older Kale Wedemeyer (Stephen Dorff), and Skinner (Kyle Chandler). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. The camera work seems low budget and the presentation definitely falls into television quality, but it has worth in its value as presenting how a bad situation can become a victory when a family makes different choices that work on the service side rather than self-serving side of life.

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