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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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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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Gritty sentiment, honest portrayals
10 February 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Two troubled souls find each other--though time may be running out. A marvelous ABC-TV movie that gave Jill Clayburgh an early triumph (just before "An Unmarried Woman" put her on the Hollywood A-list). The finale, with Peter Falk lashing out on the street, is stunning and staggering in its emotion. It may very well put some viewers off, but I completely understood Falk's character and felt thoroughly his pain and suffering. I've never forgotten that sequence, it is that powerful. Most of the picture is underlined with the usual TV-styled sentiment, however the sincerity of the handling is honestly expressed (thanks to the lead performances and a firm direction). The production is gritty and not glossy (a big plus), and the finale as noted is not romanticized. Worth seeking out.


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