Call to Glory

ABC (ended 1985)


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Call to Glory

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Call To Glory was intended as an ABC mini series,deplicting the turbelent 1960's as seen through the eyes of an Air Force family, a pre-Coach Craig T Nelson stars as Col. Raynor Sarnac and Cindy Picket as his wife Vanessa and Elisabeth Shue and Gabriel Damon with David Hollander and C Thomas Howell and the late Keenam Wynn as the Sarnac family. The two hour pilot focuses on the Cuban Missle crisis of 1962. This pilot and the mini series itself were originally intended to be aired on ABC in the spring of 1984, but ABC smelled potential in the project and ordered that it be expanded into a thirteen week series. The premiere was moved up to August 13, 1984 with the pilot unveiled right after ABC'S Olympics coverage. Call To Glory was an immediate ratings success at the outset; alas ABC'S decision to move away from the historical aspects of the show to concentrate on the soapish goings on with the Sarnac family prompted a severe viewer dropoff. The program was finally cancelled in February of 1985. Later that year, scenes from the untelecast Call To Glory episodes were sewn together into another telemovie entitled Call To Glory:JFKmoreless
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  • Bring Back Call to Glory

    Bring back Call to Glory. Craig T. Nelson and Cindy Pickett reprising Keenan Wynn as Grandpa Sarnac/ Grandma Sarnac. Recast and update Sarnac Family. Incorporate historical news footage ala Forrest Gump.
  • 9.4
    This was a wonderful family drama and I enjoyed watching it each week. Since I was about the same age as the older two children, it was like reliving my high school years. The series was well-acted and the characters were well developed. Craig T. Nelson was terrific in his role as a military dad; so different than his later role in "Coach". Elisabeth Shue went on to make many movies, most recently "Gracie." I would like to see more of this type of drama on television!

    I would be interested to know if the series is out on DVD or VHS. So far, I have only seen the pilot episode on VHS.moreless
  • Call to Glory blew past my expectations. At first, I had expected same old same old plot development but twist after turn of excitement and action just way exceeded my expectations.moreless

    Call to Glory blew past my expectations. At first, I had expected same old same old plot development but twist after turn of excitement and action just way exceeded my expectations. Mind you, there were some problems (most discontinuity issues) that I don't have the time to mention but all in all, a solid 9.
  • Call to Glory
    Is the series Call to Glory out in VHS or DVD. It originally aired in 1984-85 and starred Craig T. Nelson, Cindy Pickett, Elisabet...
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