Story Synopis

Michael Overton (Michael Esposito) and his wife Allison (Marie Caldare) are a couple who have been traumatized by the death of their daughter in a car accident. Allison has been especially affected, as she has been unable to even acknowledge that her daughter has died. She lives in a trance-like state and is unable to perform normal adult functions.

At the recommendation of Dr. Turner, their psychiatrist, Michael hires a nurse, Katherine Randolph (Beth Tegarden), whose unorthodox methods cause tensions to arise in the Overton home.

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An interview with Rob Landeros and David Wheeler

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Screenshots & Graphics

Interview with Dr. Turner

Cast & Characters


Cast & Characters

John Hurt

John Hurt plays Doctor Turner, the enigmatic psychiatrist in TENDER LOVING CARE.

Mr. Hurt is one of the world’s great cinema actors. He is a Golden Globe and Emmy winner and was nominated for Academy Awards for his roles in MIDNIGHT EXPRESS and ELEPHANT MAN.

He has also starred in 1984, ALIEN CONTACT, LOVE AND DEATH IN LONG ISLAND, and many other motion pictures.

Michael Esposito

Michael Esposito plays the husband in TENDER LOVING CARE, distraught over his wife’s mental illness and obsessed with her mysterious therapist.

Michael grew up in a small town, Newburgh, New York, on the Hudson River. He studied theatre at Niagara University, moved to Los Angeles after graduation and immediately started acting in commercials and television. His first film role was opposite Timothy Leary in FATAL SKIES.

Michael has acted in many Los Angeles area theatre productions and has appeared on television in several shows including MELROSE PLACE, DEADLY GAMES, and a recurring role on HIGH SIERRA SEARCH AND RESCUE.

Beth Tegarden

Beth Tegarden plays Kathryn Randolph, RN, the assertive psychiatic nurse with her own unorthodox methods. In another soon to be released film called GERMANS, based on the Leon Kuczkowski novel and play, she plays a Nazi zealot in an intellectual family divided by Third Reich ideology.

On stage in New York she co-starred with Steve Martin in THE GREAT FLYDINI, which Martin also directed.

Beth went to New York to study acting and was signed by the Ford modeling agency. She was able to support herself with modeling and commercial acting jobs while studying with Elaine Aiken of the Lee Strasberg institute. She has appeared in several television shows including a recurring role on the soap opera Ryan’s Hope.

Marie Caldare as Allison Overton

Marie Caldare plays the disturbed wife in TENDER LOVING CARE.

Marie is a Canadian by way of British Guyana. She studied in New York and appeared in several off Broadway plays before moving to Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television shows including MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, DREAM ON, QUANTUM LEAP and CULTURE CLASH.