How Sweet It Was!

Categories: Drama, Family, TV Movie
The story begins at the height of Gleason's career. He has it all: women, wealth, and extraordinary power. But he is haunted by memories of his childhood. Gleason spends his formative years entering amateur contests, performing in sleazy night spots. Along the way, he steals gags from the best comics in town and finds love with Genevieve, a dancer whom he marries. But Gleason isn't the ideal husband or even a responsible father as he abandons his family to answer the call of Hollywood. Brash, arrogant, and egotistical, he alienates his directors and the man who discovers him. When he ends up back in New York, Gleason gets one of those rare second chances in the new medium of television, creating some of its most unforgettable characters. But even as Gleason becomes the talk of the tube, his life - ruled by demons of rage, booze, and insecurity - unravels.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2002-10-13
Run time: 120 minute / 2:0
Director: Howard Deutch
Production Companies : Barbara Lieberman Productions, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), Hallmark Entertainment
Production Countries: United States of America, Canada



Brad Garrett
as Jackie Gleason
Saul Rubinek
as George 'Bullets' Durgom
Gretchen Egolf
as Genevieve Halford
Kristen Dalton
as Audrey Meadows
Michael Chieffo
as Art Carney
Danny Wells
as Jack L. Warner
Mark Camacho
as Sammy Birch
Jason Blicker
as Sol Friedman
Vlasta Vrána
as Toots Shor
Shawn Lawrence
as William S. Paley
Kevin Dunn
as Jack Philbin
Terry Farrell
as Marilyn Taylor
Paula Jean Hixson
as Mae Gleason
Jack Langedijk
as Herb Gleason
Jake Brockman
as Young Jackie Gleason
Howard Deutch Director

Rick Podell Writer
Michael Preminger Writer

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