Based on the novel by Harold Robbins, this is the story of Loren Hardeman, Sr., a Midwestern automobile manufacturer (Lord Olivier) who pins his future on The Betsy, a "wonder car" named after his daughter (Kathleen Beller). The Betsy is designed to last practically forever, which doesn't rest well with the "planned obscolence" mindset of the auto industry. Flashbacks cover his career from his 40s to the present, when he is in his 90s. Hardeman, Sr. has a weak-willed son, Hardeman, Jr., (Robert Duvall) who is forced into taking charge of the family business. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Automobile industry and trade
Automobile racing -- Drama.
|Publisher|| Burbank, Calif. :Warner Home Video,2006
|Edition||Full screen ed.|
|Other Titles|| Betsy.
Ross, Katharine, 1940-
Jones, Tommy Lee, 1946-
Beller, Kathleen, 1955-
Robbins, Harold, 1916-1997. Betsy.
Lawrence Olivier (Number One), Robert Duval (Loren Hardeman III), Katharine Ross (Sally Hardeman), Tommy Lee Jones (Angelo Perino), Kathleen Beller (Betsy).
Directed by Daniel Petrie ; produced by Robert B. Weston ; screenplay by William Bast and Walter Bernstein ; presented by Emanuel L. Wolf ; film editor, Rita Roland ; director of photography, Mario Tosi.
English or French dialogue. Closed captioned.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1978.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Harold Robbins.
DVD, region 1.
1 videodisc (approximately 125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.