The Ann Jillian Story (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography  |  4 January 1988 (USA)
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Ann Jillian finds out she has cancer and the movie shows how she deals with that (the hospital treatments and impact on her life).


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Credited cast:
Andy Murcia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leighton Bewley ...
Diane D'Aquila ...
Dr. Francine Caldwell
Dr. William Edelman
Pam Hyatt ...
Joyce Selznick
Ann's Mother
Todd Postlethwaite ...
Director (as Todd Waite)
Ann's Father
Ann Turnbull
Charlie Austin


This movie is first, a great love story between the Actress Ann Jillian and a Chicago Police Sgt. Andy Murcia. It's a show biz film of the young star rising and the cop who guided her career - and yes, when Ann Jillian got breast cancer. It's about how she beat cancer and went on to stardom. This film is a heartfelt story of a girl born to newly-arrived Lithuanian parents - the film is so inspiring - a must see for lovers, as well as for newcomers in show business. It's a real people picture with a great true story. Written by Marty Vergari

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4 January 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Geschichte der Ann Jillian  »

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This movie was good
18 November 2002 | by (Rochester, ny) – See all my reviews

This movie was excellent. It kept me interested in a fantastic, beautiful family who comes together at Ann Jillian's side. This is a beautiful picture of Love, Courage, and Determination! I have had people in my family with cancer and it is a great portrayal of this situation.

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