A Reason to Live (1985 film)

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A Reason to Live
Genre Drama
Written by Robert Lewin
Directed by Peter Levin
Starring Rick Schroder
Peter Fonda
Deidre Hall
Music by Miles Goodman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Robert Papazian
Robert Lewin (supervising producer)
Stephanie Austin (associate producer)
Cinematography John McPherson
Editor(s) Eric A. Sears
Running time 120 minutes
Production company(s) Robert Papazian Productions
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release
  • January 7, 1985 (1985-01-07)

A Reason to Live is a 1985 American made-for-television drama film starring Rick Schroder, Peter Fonda and Deidre Hall, directed by Peter Levin. It was originally broadcast on NBC on January 7, 1985.


The Stewarts were once a happy family, but trouble starts when wife Delores announces she wants to divorce her husband Gus. Gus, who loves his wife very much, is not able to deal with this. Problems only get bigger when he also loses his job. Landing in a midlife crisis, he considers committing suicide. This is noticed by his 14-year-old son Alex, who desperately tries to make him happy again.



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