A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Patrick Dalton
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Charlotte Dreyfus
Katherine Healy ...
Nicole Dreyfus
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Peg Dalton
Bill Calvert ...
Jeff Dalton
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Bob Crowther
John Harkins ...
Arnold Stillman
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Anne Ditchburn ...
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Chea Collette ...
Ballet Instructor
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TV Interviewer (as Clement St. George)
Joan Yale Edmundson ...
Woman Interviewer
Emily Seltzer ...
Girl in Ballet Dressing Room
Martin Casella ...
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Girl - Campaign Office
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A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the daughter skates the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, assumes the lead in The Nutcracker ballet, and sightsees most of the city. Written by Matthew Patay <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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The groom is already married. The bride is still in her bathrobe. And her daughter is giving both of them away. It's a love story to make you laugh and cry. Together. See more »

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17 December 1982 (USA)  »

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Seis semanas  »

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$6,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

In real life, Katherine Healy was actually an award winning ballerina. See more »

Goofs

Gives the impression that William F. Christensen's production of "The Nutcracker" is the one annually performed in Lincoln Center, when it is George Balanchine's production that is annually staged there. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

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The Nutcracker
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra conducted by André Previn
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The first time...
24 November 2000 | by (Versailles, France) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie I was probably 6 years old. I never forgot it. Actually, this is the very first movie I can remember seeing on television, probably because I spent the next hours crying my eyes out.I remember the couch was blue, and the little girl on the screen who was having so much fun dancing in the metro fell and didnt come up.

Seven years later, I saw it again. It was on TV, I caught a glimpse of the little girl's face and I knew it was it. It had not changed a bit and I cried my eyes out once again. Even before the ending.


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