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Griffin and Phoenix (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  27 February 1976 (USA)
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Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Geoffrey Griffin
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Sarah Phoenix
John Lehne ...
George Griffin
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Jean Griffin
Ben Hammer ...
Dr. Feinberg
George Chandler ...
Old Man
Milton Parsons ...
Professor
Irwin Charone ...
Dr. Thompson
John Harkins ...
Dr. Glenn
Randy Faustino ...
Randy Griffin
Stephen Rogers ...
Bob Griffin
Rod Haase ...
Usher
Ken Sansom ...
Dr. Harding
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Jody
Russell Shannon
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Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got terminal leukemia, but Griffin doesn't know that, and she doesn't know that he is terminally ill. They start spending time together and fall in love, both struggling with their fate. This is the beginning of a beautiful and sad love story! Written by Henrik Petersen "Henrik1980"

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Wonderful and incredibly sad film
20 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It has been too many years since I last saw this film, but both Jill Clayburgh and Peter Falk are, in my opinion, perfectly cast as the two friends dying. I can barely remember any of the details, but the heart rending part at the end really stuck and even now, after all of this time, still moves me. If I recall correctly, Peter Falk returns to his car after Phoenix (Jill Clayburgh) dies and discovers he has a flat tyre. He proceeds to get the car jack out of the boot and something, I cannot remember what just makes him flip and he smashes all of the car windows. If I were in his shoes under those conditions, I would probably do the same thing. I hope someone will correct me if I am wrong about the ending, but that is the way I remember it. If you ever get the chance to see it, do so and if possible, try to record it. I hope I get the chance to see it again someday.


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