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Dying Young (1991)

 -  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 <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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21 June 1991 (USA)  »

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Todo por amor  »

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$33,669,178 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Shauna pulls up to the curb her front right tire touches the curb while the back tire is several feet away from the curb; when the camera cuts away to show Shauna and Hillary walking into the building it shows the car parked parallel to the curb. See more »

Quotes

Hilary O'Neil: I told Estelle you have a terminal disease.
Victor Geddes: What?
Hilary O'Neil: Assholeitis.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

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OH YEAH
Written, Performed and Produced by Gardner Cole
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Moving, Realistic, and well acted!
19 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As someone who has seen this movie numerous times, I can honestly say that this movie isn't for those people that are looking for a "Happily ever after". This movie is as realistic as a movie about such a subject(Cancer) can be. But the best thing about this movie is the relationship that the characters have. The actors, Julia Roberts as the hired nurse and Campbell Scott as the very sick young man are excellent and believable in their rolls. If anything this movie brings out the fact that he has a short time to live, how he chooses to live his life is what this movie is about. The story ends in a way which WE the viewer choose the path we want to see it. If you want a happy ending you can say that they left together and he was cured, BUT if you are realistic and are aware of how many lives cancer takes you know that they had their time together and eventually he dies. "You don't know when you are going to die, nobody does. But we have now, so live with me Victor. Live with me--Hillary(Julia Roberts). Those words are the basis of this story, to live the time you have, live for the day. I have recommended this movie to many of my friends and I am doing so here and now. A must see.


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