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Seize the Day (1986)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  9 September 1986 (Canada)
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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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Rojax
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Olive
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Stockbroker
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Dr. Adler
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William Duell ...
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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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Man in Elevator: The truth is one parent can support ten children but ten children can't support one parent.
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After the end credits have rolled, this can be seen: ...for Joe, who taught so many to seize each day. See more »

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24 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie definitely shows how talented an actor Robin Williams is and can be when he wants it bad enough. Unfortunately the plot is a bit choppy and the ending seems to be unresolved. What happens? Very entertaining from a cinematic P.O.V. I feel that I've just scratched the surface of it by watching it once. Parts of it resemble Death of a Salesman but it has it's own unique take on life.


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