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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Ballet Instructor
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Joan Yale Edmundson ...
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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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$6,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Dudley Moore received top billing for this picture, Mary Tyler Moore received second billing. See more »

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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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Needs to be viewed more than once
16 October 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I can understand why the feedback on this movie is so bad - if you see it just once, it is hard to pick up on all the small details that pull this movie together very nicely. Katherine Healy in real life is a professional ice-dancer (skater), which is why you probably never saw her in another movie - she actually had to pretend she didn't really know how to skate in the scene at the ice rink at Rockefeller Center. On the whole, I thought she did the part extremely well, having no other movie credits under her belt. Dudley Moore and Mary Tyler Moore worked very well together and it was even better that they did not get romantically involved, but kept it on the surface. Had this happened, it would have ruined the whole innocence portrayed throughout this movie and taken the focus off the main theme and that is of little Nikki (Healy) who is dying of leukemia, and I'm certain the makers of this film were well aware of this. Healy's performance in the Nutcracker is nothing short of perfection. Dudley Moore portrays a seriousness with some humor that pokes through at the right moments. Mary Tyler Moore also seems very well suited for the role of Nikki's mother, the cosmetics tycoon Charlotte Dreyfus, who does her best to hold her emotions in check for Nikki's sake. I have the video and view it occasionally and always pick up on something else that ties it altogether. Like one of the viewers said, you have to go back after awhile and give it another look.


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