A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left.

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Kate Hayden
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Jill Hayden (as Sydney Green Bush)
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A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Something for everyone with the music of John Denver. See more »

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9 November 1973 (USA)  »

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The 1973 film featured seven songs written (or co-written) by John Denver, including the song "Sunshine on my Shoulders" for which the film is named. In 1974 Denver released "Back Home Again", and he tips his hat to the film with a reference in the third verse: "And your mother called last Friday, Sunshine made her cry" See more »

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Day Dreams
Words and Music: John Denver
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a movie about a woman with cancer who leaves a tape recorded diary for her young daughter
22 June 2004 | by (wisconsin) – See all my reviews

this movie is filled with the songs of john denver, hence the name "sunshine".

kate is dying of cancer and doesn't want to take medication or chemo to prolong her life. she is an earth mother and loves the mountains.

this movie was based on a true story.

she leaves behind a tape recorded diary for her daughter of things she wants her to know about as she's growing up.

her husband sam is a struggling musician and plays the guitar.

it has romance, tears, and humor.

there was a short lived t.v. series based on this movie and a sequel called "sunshine Christmas".


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