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The Boys (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  15 April 1991 (USA)
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When Walter's diagnosed with lung cancer, despite his squeaky clean lifestyle, he has to tell his screenwriter partner, because that partner is a chain-smoker. As Walter fights cancer he ... See full summary »

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Walter Farmer
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Artie Margulies
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Marie
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Amanda
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Carolyn
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Denise (as Natalia Nogulich)
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Dr. Simon
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Sokalow
George Wallace ...
Ray
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Walter Farmer Jr
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Therapist (as Alma Martínez)
Carey Eidel ...
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When Walter's diagnosed with lung cancer, despite his squeaky clean lifestyle, he has to tell his screenwriter partner, because that partner is a chain-smoker. As Walter fights cancer he also tries to put his affairs in order by teaching writing to prison inmates, talking to his son and ex-wife, and getting his partner to quit smoking. Written by Kathy Li

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Largely inspired by the lives of writer William Link and his partner, Richard Levinson, and Levinson's death. However, the key plot point of the story didn't really happen. In real-life, Richard Levinson was the smoker. See more »

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