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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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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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Drama | Romance

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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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Sally Field 's first film as a producer that she does not also act in. She was an uncredited producer on Punchline (1988), and co-starred in with Tom Hanks. Field's production company, Fogwood Films, produced these pictures, plus Murphy's Romance (1985) which had co-starred Field with James Garner. 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

Malachi: And may I assume from the intense odor of mayonnaise you'll be dining in tonight?
Victor Geddes: Uh, actually, no, we're going out, right, honey?
Hilary O'Neil: Sure.
Victor Geddes: We're going out.
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SAVE SOME LOVE
Written by Greg Gerard
Performed by Keedy
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Wonderful, moving film
28 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As many other comments have said, this is a truly moving film. I had a friend who suffered from leukemia, but she didn't make it. All the despair, hope, and courage she displayed is displayed by Campbell Scott.

And Campbell Scott - what an actor, who has never made it "big", but perhaps he doesn't want to. My favorite comment I ever read about him is this: with George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst as his parents, this guy could run the Kentucky Derby and win.

Julia Roberts, way before Erin Brockovich, shows compassion and a resilience to helping Vincent. Of course we know that she will eventually fall in love with him, as he does with her.

I like that the movie ends in a "grey" area. We are left to wonder if Vincent makes it and if Hilary stays with him. Truly a well-made film that deserved more notice.


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