Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.

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Bancroft
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Deckermensky
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Hazel
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Maureen
Jill Bennett ...
Vivian Bancroft
Robert Lang ...
Walter Bancroft
Pat Starr ...
Millie Deckermensky
Bruce Boa ...
Byron Deckermensky
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Regina
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SAAB Salesman
Caroline Langrishe ...
Carol
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Mr. Granger
Robyn Moore ...
Second Bridesmaid
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Nurse Jarvis
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Ward Sister
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Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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In this life, people are either hawks or pigeons. Meet the... HAWKS. See more »

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The oath that Bancroft (Timothy Dalton) and Deckermensky (Anthony Edwards) took for them to both become was to be the "Black Knights of the Sick Joke". See more »

Quotes

Deckermensky, 'Decker': [Coma patient Mr. Lightowler passes gas] Does he do that a lot?
Bancroft: It's his one little vanity. He likes to keep the impression he's still alive.
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Referenced in Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997) See more »

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Original score arranged and conducted by
John Cameron at CTS, Wembley
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Laughing Through Your Tears
30 December 1998 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

The phrase "laughing through your tears" must have been invented for this little jewel of a movie. Yes, there are scenes that I would have preferred they omit (mainly the brothel scene-- oh brother). But the overriding emotion in the performances of both Dalton and Edwards is riveting. And Dalton CAN play comedy. Don't play this for the monthly meeting of the AARP; but if hope and love mean anything to you, take a couple of hours and watch it. It can be life-changing.


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