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Dying Young (1991)

R | | Drama, Romance | 21 June 1991 (USA)
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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Todo por amor  »

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Opening Weekend:

$9,725,885 (USA) (23 June 1991)

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$33,669,178 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie was released around about a year after its source novel, the best-seller of the same name by Marti Leimbach. It was Leimbach's first novel. See more »

Goofs

When Shauna pulls up to the curb at the beginning of the movie, 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, the car is parked parallel to the curb. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in The Golden Girls: Hey, Look Me Over (1991) See more »

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MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY
Written by Johnny Moore and Lou Baxter
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Still loving this movie...Campbell Scott scene
21 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After 17 years I still love this movie. Campbell Scott was awesome. He was so intense. I love the part at the party where he is watching her from behind the candles. Then when she starts dancing with Gordon and she looks for him and spots him watching her. You can see the love and the ache, and the passion he has for her. His eyes say it all. I wish he would have been in other bigger films. He is a great actor and he played that part so well. It's weird seeing Julia that long ago. She looks different, but yet she looks the same. She was great in this movie also. I didn't want the movie to end as they walked out the door. I wanted to see more, maybe a "1 year later" thing and they have a baby. It still makes me cry every time!!!


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