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Dying Young (1991)

R  |   |  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 <>

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


Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo por amor  »

Box Office


$33,669,178 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Snow covers the ground the night of the big party in Mendocino, and the roads are frozen over with ice, but the next morning, the snow and ice is completely gone from the entire landscape. See more »


Hilary O'Neil: What is it?
Victor Geddes: Raw cow... dead.
Hilary O'Neil: What if I throw up?
Victor Geddes: Then I'll take care of you.
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Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Geek Tragedy (1992) See more »


Written, Performed and Produced by Gardner Cole
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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One word; Fantastic.
18 June 2002 | by (Nottinghamshire, England) – See all my reviews

I bought this video in a sale for only £2.50 and although I knew it had Julia Robert in it, I thought that maybe this was going to be another "Firehouse" which.. Well did nothing for me. I turned the video on, lied on he sofa and cried! Very few movies ever make me cry, this being one that has never failed to every time I have seen it.

Hilary O'Neil is hired as a nurse when Victor Geddes' father goes away on business. Eventually, Hilary becomes more than his nurse, she becomes, in my opinion; His reason for living. This movie is a powerful and moving story of one man's need for love and a woman's need simply for a job.

Definitely one to watch!

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