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Sunshine (1973)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  9 November 1973 (USA)
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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.



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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

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The tender story of a girl's determination to fill her life with sunshine... for as long as she lives.


Biography | Drama


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Release Date:

9 November 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sunshine - aurinkoni  »

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Sunshine On My Shoulders
Words: John Denver
Music: John Denver, Dick Kniss, Mike Taylor
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From the heart, of the heart, in the heart !
22 June 2000 | by (Antioch, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a young "hippie" woman and just loved it. It captured the times of 1973 perfectly. The subject matter, young love, family, illness, free spirits were right on. The photography was beautiful as well as the John Denver music, which was at the height of his popularity. I felt the lead character to be very brave. I now have a stepdaughter the same age I was when I first saw this movie and I only wish she could view it too. Who says great movies are not written for television?

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