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 overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dalton
Charlotte Dreyfus
Katherine Healy ...
Peg Dalton
Bill Calvert ...
Jeff Dalton
Bob Crowther
John Harkins ...
Arnold Stillman
Anne Ditchburn ...
Assistant Choreographer (as Ann Ditchburn)
Chea Collette ...
Ballet Instructor
TV Interviewer (as Clement St. George)
Joan Yale Edmundson ...
Woman Interviewer
Emily Seltzer ...
Girl in Ballet Dressing Room
Martin Casella ...
Volunteer - Campaign Office
Girl - Campaign Office


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 sight-sees most of the city. Written by matt-282

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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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Release Date:

17 December 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seis semanas  »

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$6,700,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jacqueline Bisset, once considered for a part in this movie, had reservations about portraying a mother in this picture. Bisset once said of this: "I don't think I'd make a good mother. That's why I have no plans to have children of my own." See more »


In the scene where Charlotte and Nikki are dancing in the studio and Nikki is holding an arabesque position, a microphone is being lowered from the ceiling. See more »


References The Nutcracker (1965) See more »


The Nutcracker
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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