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Six Weeks (1982)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  24 December 1982 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Assistant Choreographer (as Ann Ditchburn)
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 ...
Volunteer - Campaign Office
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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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24 December 1982 (USA)  »

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$6,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

After Audrey Hepburn turned down the role of the mother in this movie, it was offered to Faye Dunaway, who also turned it down. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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The Nutcracker
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra conducted by André Previn
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A soapy melodrama that might induce tears if you're in the right mood....
22 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SIX WEEKS is a somewhat cloying and sentimental melodrama that, thanks to an interesting story and charismatic stars, might make you cry if you catch it in the right of frame of mind. Dudley Moore gives a nicely understated performance as Patrick Dalton, an unconventional congressional candidate, who is married and has a son, who finds himself a little more emotionally involved than he should be with a wealthy industrialist (Mary Tyler Moore) and her daughter (Katherine Healy), an aspiring dancer who is enamored with Dalton and wants to work on his campaign. A somewhat soapy screenplay is made palatable thanks to a surprisingly understated performance from Moore and the charm of young Healy, who is not only a charming actress but an amazing dancer. And Mary Tyler Moore has never looked more beautiful than she does in this film.


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