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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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Mrs. O'Neil
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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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,725,885, 23 June 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,669,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,264,675
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First produced screenplay of theatrical feature film of writer-director Richard Friedenberg. See more »

Goofs

Snow covers the ground the night of the big party in Mendocino, and the roads are frozen over with ice. The next morning, the snow and ice have disappeared from the landscape. See more »

Quotes

Shauna: So how much is he paying you?
Hilary 'Hil: 400 big ones.
Shauna: Fuck me!... Not you.
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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE THEME FROM DYING YOUNG
Written by James Newton Howard
Produced and performed by Kenny G
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Dying young
16 May 2008 | by 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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