Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tom Pelphrey Film To Have October 12 Theatrical Release; Features Several Soap Stars

Indie film distributors Dada Films and Required Viewing have picked up Excuse Me for Living for a theatrical release that will coincide with the publication of the novel that tells the same story.

The movie stars Tom Pelphrey (GUIDING LIGHT), Christopher Lloyd, Wayne Knight, Jerry Stiller, Robert Vaughn, Melissa Archer (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Ewa De Cruz (AS THE WORLD TURNS), James McCaffrey, Tonja Walker (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), David A. Gregory (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Shenaz Treasury (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Dick Cavett and Kevin Brown.

Ric Klass wrote, helmed and produced the film which centers on the brilliant and debonair, but drug-addicted Daniel Topler (Pelphrey), who is saved from a suicide attempt. In court, the judge entrusts the wisecracking young man to the care of Dr. Bernstein, an elderly psychiatrist at an upscale rehab clinic. The doctor issues these commands: obey the no-drugs rules, and join the geriatric temple men's group he leads - or face incarceration. Dan meets Bernstein's luscious daughter, Laura (Archer). But the psychiatrist forbids them to meet again. The thread of Dan's struggle to seek self-redemption, capture Laura's love and Bernstein's approval weaves to the story's surprise conclusion.

The theatrical release is scheduled for October 12. The novel of the same title will be released by Arcade Publishing October 1.


  1. They should have done more of these all-soap star films on soap net.

  2. I know Tom was on ATWT for a brief period of time, but he was on Guiding Light from 2004-2009 where he made a name for himself in daytime television.