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30 September 1984 (USA) See more »
New York urologist Harold Lear gets a taste of his own medicine when he suffers a heart attack and is... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mary Tyler Moore ... Martha Weinman Lear

James Garner ... Harold Lear

Sam Wanamaker ... Moe Silverman

Wendy Crewson ... Judy
David Gardner ... Barney Knapp

Carl Marotte ... Michael

Wayne Best ... Intern 'Lover'
Anthony Bishop ... Proprietor
David Bolt ... Psychoanalyst

David Clement ... Dr. Bell
Beverly Cooper ... Nurse 'Lark'
Eve Crawford ... Ruth Nathanson
Sandy Crawley ... Chief Resident
Marvin Goldhar ... Mr. Weinman
Lynne Gorman ... Mrs. Bailey
Patricia Hamilton ... Flo
Tom Harvey ... Walter Simon
Meg Hogarth ... Estelle
Cec Linder ... Dr. Korber
Doris Petrie ... Mrs. Weinman
Steve Pernie ... Chet
Maida Rogerson ... Annie

Michael J. Reynolds ... Dr. Roberts
Françoise Vallée ... Neurologist
Paul Vincent ... Doorman Fred
Jimmy Williams ... Carl
George E. Zeeman ... Dr. Gross

Directed by
Glenn Jordan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fay Kanin 
Martha Weinman Lear  book

Produced by
Fern Field .... producer
Fay Kanin .... producer
Norman Lear .... executive producer
Original Music by
Leonard Rosenman 
Cinematography by
Richard Ciupka 
Film Editing by
John Wright 
Production Design by
Ed Wittstein 
Art Direction by
Charles Dunlop 
Set Decoration by
Steve Shewchuk 
Costume Design by
Judith R. Gellman 
Makeup Department
Richard Blair .... makeup artist
Ken Brooke .... makeup artist
James D. Brown .... hair stylist
Phylis Della .... hair stylist: New York
Michael Gemelli .... makeup artist: New York
Joel Israel .... hair stylist
Production Management
Liz Butterfield .... production manager
Virginia L. Carter .... executive in charge of production
Cheryl Quarantiello .... unit production manager: New York
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Dreyfuss .... second assistant director: New York
Tomaz Remec .... DGA trainee: New York
Howard Rothschild .... third assistant director
Elizabeth Scherberger .... second assistant director (as Elizabeth Halko)
Joel Tuber .... first assistant director: New York
Michael Zenon .... first assistant director
Art Department
Brian Carson .... scenic artist
Andrew Deskin .... property master
Donald Vandewater .... head carpenter
Catherine Basaraba .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... re-recording mixer
Neil Brody .... re-recording mixer
Bruce Carwardine .... production sound
Joseph D. Citarella .... re-recording mixer
Glen Gauthier .... production sound
Bill Gramaglia .... sound mixer: New York
James Troutman .... sound editor
James Troutman .... sound supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Fredric Abeles .... camera operator: New York
Ray Boyle .... gaffer
Andy Chmura .... camera operator
Ted Churchill .... Steadicam operator: New York
Cary Fisher .... first assistant camera: New York
James Gray .... key grip: New York
Gail Harvey .... still photographer
Michael Kohne .... key grip
Howard Meyer Sr. .... gaffer: New York
Neal Seale .... focus puller
Kerry Smart .... clapper loader
Casting Department
Eve Brandstein .... casting executive
Sylvia Fay .... casting: New York
Karen Hazzard .... casting: Toronto
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erla Lank .... wardrobe supervisor
Larry S. Wells .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Kathy Virkler .... assistant editor
Location Management
Barbara Kelly .... location manager
Lee R. Mayes .... location manager: New York
Music Department
Else Blangsted .... music editor
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Brian O'Hara .... transportation coordinator
Robert Tenaglia .... driver captain
Other crew
Joanne Jackson .... production auditor
Carol Kravetz .... production associate
Pat Logue .... assistant: Mr. Jordan
Blanche McDermaid .... script supervisor
Beverly McParland .... technical advisor
Andrew Poulos .... craft service
Barry Stagg .... unit publicist
Deborah Zwicker .... production coordinator
Linda Callow .... stand-in: Mary Tyler Moore (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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128 min | 150 min (including commercials)
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Heartsounds touches the heart, 16 June 2008
Author: Geddy-Kat from New York City Metro Area, United States

The current movie era of multi-million dollar action films is spoiling the chances of seeing enough quality dramas being released by Hollywood today. If it weren't for Independent Films, I feel movies released today would consist of 85 versions of "THE HULK". Depressing! I enjoy a good amount of today's' films, with some genre exceptions. This movie is in the same genre as Terms of Endearment, Steel Magnolias, One True Thing, On Golden Pond, etc. I would describe it as a youthful homage to On Golden Pond.

OK, I like a good tearjerker, and this film is as good as most.

Mary Tyler Moore proves here once again that she is a powerful dramatic actress. She is a great comedienne and is just as strong in her dramatic acting in this part. She could have easily overacted in this role, but kept it in check. Total class act! While she didn't win her Emmy, she deserved it and earned her nomination.

James Garner is a God, as his character is referred to once in this movie. He is one of my favorite actors of all time, reminding me of Spencer Tracy in the quality of his work. He took this part and sank into it. He makes acting look easy. He also earned his Emmy nomination and should have won. It's good he won the Golden Globe for this part. James Garner would be a great acting teacher...his skill is such that it should not die with him! This movie was well written. I have been on both sides of the medical field. Being a patient is the worst feeling if you've been a doctor, nurse, EMT or a professional care-giver of any kind. This film represented both sides remarkable well. I have lived many scenes of this movie. I truly believed the other scenes could have taken place in the real world...even today! The only parts of the movie I did not like were the flashback scenes. Most weren't believable, as far as the characters' hair and clothing. I loved the summer house on the lake. It was beautiful, and gave the movie a nice "On Golden Pond" feeling.

There are no happy endings where heart failure is involved, but there was hope for a good future here. I liked this 80's made-4-TV mushfest, and I recommend it to lovers of the mush-drama genre.

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