HOME TO STAY (TV) (1978 USA / CANADA)
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Directed by Delbert Mann
Starring: Henry Fonda, Michael McGuire, Frances Hyland
Genres: Based On Book, Drama, Kidnapping, Road Trip, Seniors, Canadian
76 minutes | Full screen | Color | English
Set in Illinois (and filmed in Canada), Home to Stay stars Henry Fonda as an aging farmer who resists the notion of moving into a nursing home. Fonda's son Michael McGuire would like to honor his father's wishes, but realizes that the old man is becoming increasingly unable to care for himself. Conversely, McGuire's teen-aged daughter Kristen Vigard feels that her grandpa is being unfairly shunted away. Together with her friend David Stambaugh, Vigard contrives to "kidnap" Grandpa and drive off to Chicago, there to get financial and emotional support from Kristen's aunt and uncle. Directed by television vet Delbert Mann, the made-for-TV Home to Stay was originally broadcast May 2, 1978.