- Directed by Paul Wendkos
- Starring David Birney, Dee Wallace, Mitch Ryan, John McLiam
- Written by Henry Hawksworth, Lawrence B. Marcus
The Five of Me (1981) -- This is the story of a multiple schizophrenic whose case history spanned 37 years. Threatened as child with castration by a deranged father, Dana Hawksworth (David Birney) grew up with a time bomb inside him. When THE SPLIT came, in the inferno of the Korean War, Hawksworth became not two, but five distinct people.
One of them is a violent alcoholic, who causes the death of his best friend in a horrific car crash, and then attempts to strangle his own pregnant wife Annie (Dee Wallace). In the final harrowing scene - confined in a padded cell - Dana engages in a titanic struggle against the demonic forces that threaten to destroy him.
Historically, most multiple-personality cases have been women. Based on the autobiographical book by Henry Hawksworth, The Five of Me centers on a rare male victim of this bizarre syndrome. David Birney plays Hawksworth, who for his first 36 years lived with four separate personalities. When a fifth manifested itself, the other four displayed reactions ranging from petulant to sadistic. Dee Wallace co-stars as Hawksworth's wife Ann (Ann is married to five men! screamed the insensitive ad copy for this film). Made for television, The Five of Me was first broadcast on May 12, 1981.
The Five of Me DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 9/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.