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Dying Young (1991)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  21 June 1991 (USA)
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After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood ... See full summary »



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After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know their love cannot last because he is destined to die. Written by Harald Mayr <>

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She's giving him something nobody else could. A reason to live.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo por amor  »

Box Office


$33,669,178 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Julia's long red hair was actually mostly extensions. Her hair was relatively short during the filming of this movie. See more »


Snow covers the ground the night of the big party in Mendocino, and the roads are frozen over with ice, but the next morning, the snow and ice is completely gone from the entire landscape. See more »


Victor Geddes: My mother said, "You don't have to like everything, but you have to try everything."
Hilary O'Neil: Oh, my mother always said, "Pass the Velveeta."
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References The Jetsons (1962) See more »


Performed by Artur Rubinstein
Courtesy of RCA Victor Red Seal, a division of BGM Classics
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Dying young
16 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every time this movie comes on television, I sit in my bedroom and watch it from start to finish as if it was the first time I've seen it. It is a film that focuses on a man, Victor (Campbell) dying of leukemia and his internal struggles of wanting to be carefree and wanting total companionship from the Hillary (Roberts), the woman he hires to take care of him. Eventually, Victor wishes that he could be well so that Hillary can look at him in a different light; however, Victor cannot see pass his disease to allow anyone to be in his life including his dad and Hillary. He abruptly stops his chemotherapy to go live life and die; however, he does not seem to be living it since he so competitive and wanting to be better than anyone else. You want Victor to be cured of the disease and you want him to be less envious of the well people and to stop worrying about death and just live, which is the whole message of the film. Don't be afraid of death since we all will eventually die and no one knows exact time when death will wrapped them in his arm, which is a very powerful message. Great acting from Campbell and Julia. Great cast. Please watch this film and formulate your own opions.

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