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Chance of a Lifetime (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  18 November 1991 (USA)
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Since the death of her husband 10 years ago, Evelyn has been working hard for her company, but had no private life. Now her doctor shocks her with the news that she may live only another 6 ... See full summary »

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Evelyn Eglin
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Lloyd Dixon
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Darrel
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Randall
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Tippi
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Sherry
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Fred
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Sybil
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Dr. Edelman
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Yamashiro
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Since the death of her husband 10 years ago, Evelyn has been working hard for her company, but had no private life. Now her doctor shocks her with the news that she may live only another 6 months. Spontanely she follows a TV ad and sets out for vacation in Mexico. There she meets widower Lloyd and they fall in love, go bungee jumping... until she gets another diagnosis from her doctor. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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2 March 2008 | by (Waynesboro, PA) – See all my reviews

Most of the comments so far have nailed this one right on the head. Viewers under "a certain age" and with IQ's of three digits should avoid "Chance of a Lifetime" like a George W.Bush appointee facing a Congressional grilling.

The cast is composed largely of veterans who know their way around a well-written script. Is the premise wildly original? No, but the movie stands out like a lighthouse at midnight in the current and non-ending glut of movies/TV geared to the most-desirable audience demographic of teenagers and "young adults"

In addition to Betty White and Leslie Neilsen in the leads, the cast also has ever-reliable veterans like Elaine Stritch and William Windom. The sharp dialog is effortlessly and effectively delivered by these pros.

"Chance of a Lifetime" is definitely not a movie for the Will Ferrell/Adam Sandler/"Saw" slasher gore-fests, "American Eye Dull," and ninety percent of the rest of the sludge ground out by Hollywood and TV.


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