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Seize the Day (1986)

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Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the ... See full summary »

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Tommy Wilhelm
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Rojax
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Olive
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Stockbroker
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Dr. Adler
Jayne Heller ...
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Margaret
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William Duell ...
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Dr. Tamkin
James Cahill ...
Phil
Louis Guss ...
Rubin
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Little Girl
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Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but caught in a downward spiral, he must, in addition, face the father who never really understood him, while trying to balance his newly precarious existence Written by monterey media/Learning in Focus, Inc.

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Losers aren't born, they're made.

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Coincidentally, lead Robin Williams went on to star in Dead Poets Society (1989) in which, as a teacher, he extolled the proverb - "carpe diem" - Latin for "seize the day." See more »

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As Tommy drives through the suburbs, cars from the 1980s can be seen parked in driveways. See more »

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Dr. Adler: Oh Wilkie, have you taken my advice?
Tommy Wilhelm: From what, dad?
Dr. Adler: Take a swim, get a massage!
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Bellow's Death of a Salesman
5 April 2004 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

This film is a match for Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. A very tightly controlled drama with richly vivid characters and the casting is excellent. Robin Willimas has never done anything better and without all of that comedy schtick that he is so famous for. Joseph Wiseman is an absolute monster and that 'hotel' they live in might as well be hell. It is even depicted as hell with those scenes in the steam room/spa with all those walking corpses wondering around. I read the novel this was based on nearly thirty years ago, and my feeling then as now, seeing the film, is that there is no resolution. Wilkie has no exit from his situation. One thing for sure, he needs to get away from those people (his girlfriend seems to be in love w/him, regardless of the money, so that's something). I give this a very strong recommendation.


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