Robert Preston is retired and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Mary Tyler Moore who is ... See full summary »

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Liz DeHaan
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Mike Finnegan
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Paul Broadbent
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Margaret Finnegan
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Jack Archer
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Christian Jamison
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Intruder
Russell Horton ...
Mort
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Dude on Bus
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John Jewell
Jon DeVries ...
Dr. Binder
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Elias Williams (as Fred Strother)
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Leo the Bartender
Rick Warner ...
Charlie DeWitt
Jan Guarino ...
Ticket Seller
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Robert Preston is retired and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Mary Tyler Moore who is dating a man with whom she is hopelessly mismatched. They become confidants and each allows the other to share their life and experiences with them. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A comedy with Heart

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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24 February 1985 (USA)  »

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A Volta Por Cima  »

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Title character's name is based upon an old Irish song that Robert Preston sings during the movie: "There was a man named Michael Finnigan. He had whiskers on his chin-igan. The wind came up and blew them in-igan. Poor old Michael Finnigan!". See more »

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Mike Finnegan: [singing] There was a man named Michael Finnegan. He grew whiskers on his 'chin'-negan. He shaved them off and they grew back in again. Poor old Michael Finnegan. Begin again.
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Preston transparent and vital,-Sylvia Sydney, heartbreakingly real in this story of the end of a marriage and a life...and the beginning of a new one.
23 May 2003 | by (Saratoga County, New York) – See all my reviews

Robert Preston, "Lonelyhearts newswriter" discouraged, sour on life, caretaker to his wife of many decades; Sylvia Sydney, in a role of heartbreaking depth, his wife, slipped in dementia; Mary Tyler Moore, the woman who's had it all go wrong, together in a story of life at its ending and its beginnings. Superb.


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