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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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Estelle Whittier
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Richard Geddes
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Mrs. O'Neil
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Cappy
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Moamar
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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was developed as a star vehicle for Julia Roberts by producer Sally Field. Both had starred in Steel Magnolias (1989) a few years earlier. 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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Soundtracks

OUGHTA BE A LAW
Written by Gary Nicholson and Dan Penn
Performed by Lee Roy Parnell
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Julia Roberts scores again in a 4 handkerchief role
22 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Julia Roberts shows once again how she can take an ordinary script and turn it into a worthwhile flick. This is a great movie for one of those rainy afternoons when you don't mind a little tear here and there.No one in Hollywood can cry and hit you right in the gut like Julia. Along with Campbell Scott,who is dying from Leukemia, they both give believable performances and the music score is quite good.


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