|Too Far to Go|
|Based on|| Too Far to Go |
by John Updike
|Screenplay by||William Hanley|
|Directed by||Fielder Cook|
|Starring|| Michael Moriarty |
|Theme music composer||Elizabeth Swados|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||98 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Sea Cliff Productions|
|Original release||March 12, 1979|
To Far to Go is a 1979 American television film directed by Fielder Cook and starring Michael Moriarty and Blythe Danner.It is based on John Updike's Too Far to Go , a 1979 collection of linked short stories. The script was by playwright William Hanley.
The story involves the marriage and eventual divorce of Richard and Joan Maple and depict a 1960s New York City and New England milieu through the 1970s and is typical of much of Updike's fiction.
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