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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Marti Leimbach (novel)
Richard Friedenberg (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 June 1991 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She's giving him something nobody else could. A reason to live.
Plot:
After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julia Roberts ... Hilary O'Neil

Campbell Scott ... Victor Geddes

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Gordon

Colleen Dewhurst ... Estelle Whittier

David Selby ... Richard Geddes

Ellen Burstyn ... Mrs. O'Neil

Dion Anderson ... Cappy
George Martin ... Malachi

A.J. Johnson ... Shauna

Daniel Beer ... Danny
Behrooz Afrakhan ... Moamar
Michael Halton ... Gordon's Friend
Larry Nash ... Assistant

Alex Trebek ... Host of Jeopardy

Richard Friedenberg ... Jeopardy Contestant
Duncan Henderson ... Jeopardy Contestant
Bettina Rose ... Jeopardy Contestant

Howard Morris ... Voice on Jetsons (voice)
Fran Lucci ... Annabel
John M. Rosenberg ... Bandleader
Patrick Cage ... Shauna's Boyfriend

Tim Bohn ... Guest
Holly Del Russo ... Child in Hospital
Trevor Fant ... Child in Hospital
Kevin O'Connor ... Child in Hospital
Lauren Oymainan ... Child in Hospital
Erin Vallely ... Child in Hospital
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Priscilla Alden ... Nurse (uncredited)
Ron Krauss ... Hilary's Night Club Friend (uncredited)

Ron Roggé ... Head Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Schumacher 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Marti Leimbach (novel)

Richard Friedenberg (screenplay)

Produced by
Sally Field .... producer
Mauri Syd Gayton .... associate producer (as Mauri Gayton)
Duncan Henderson .... co-producer
Kevin McCormick .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
 
Cinematography by
Juan Ruiz Anchía (director of photography) (as Juan Ruiz Anchia)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Brown 
Jim Prior 
 
Casting by
Mary Goldberg 
 
Art Direction by
Guy J. Comtois 
Richard L. Johnson  (as Richard Johnson)
 
Set Decoration by
Cricket Rowland 
 
Costume Design by
Susan Becker 
 
Makeup Department
Richard Arrington .... makeup artist
Bridget Cook .... hair stylist (as Bridget McNamara Cook)
Tom Lucas .... makeup artist
Edward St. George .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Todd Arnow .... production supervisor
Duncan Henderson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carla Corwin .... second assistant director
Stephen P. Dunn .... first assistant director (as Stephen Dunn)
David Larson .... dga trainee (as David E. Larson)
 
Art Department
Tim Ackers .... stand-by painter (as Timothy D. Ackers)
Rodney Armanino .... props: Northern California
Laurie Arnow-Epstein .... construction accountant (as Laurie Arnow)
Giovanni Bianchini .... assistant props
Tana Bishop .... art department coordinator
Marc Bissaillon .... propmaker
William Boyd .... mill foreman
Chris Buchinsky .... illustrator
Larry Clark .... paint foremen
R. Gilbert Clayton .... set designer
Thomas Culberhouse .... propmaker (as Tom Culberhouse)
Gary Deaton .... construction foreman (as Gary L. Deaton)
Cal DiValerio .... construction coordinator
Thomas B. DiValerio .... construction foreman
Joanna Gilliam .... swing gang
Billie Greenbaum .... swing gang
George E. Hanson .... paint foremen
Donald D. Hardenburg .... construction foreman
Ross Harpold .... swing gang (as Daniel Ross Harpold)
Philip C. Hurst .... greensman
Audrey A. Johnson .... assistant property master
Kent H. Johnson .... property master
Kristin Leachman .... junior set designer
Jane Lucas .... swing gang: Northern California
William Middleton .... labor foreman (as Bill Middleton)
Barbara Munch .... swing gang: Northern California
Charles Nixon III .... lead man
Paul Schultz .... propmaker
Terry Sheffield .... drapery foreman (as Terry A. Sheffield)
Neil Spisak .... visual consultant
Peter Stolz .... swing gang: Northern California
Michael Whitten .... construction foreman
Teresa Williams .... stand-by painter: Northern California
Warren Williams .... propmaker
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Bruce Di Valerio .... general construction foreman (uncredited)
Julia K. Levine .... set designer (uncredited)
Dwight Williams .... shop craft: Northern California (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Barbara Barnaby .... sound editor
Danny Benson .... cable person: Northern California crew
James Beshears .... supervising adr editor
Noah Blough .... sound editor
Brad Brock .... dialogue editor
C.T.W. .... sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden .... co-supervising sound editor
Simon Coke .... sound editor
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard C. Franklin .... supervising sound editor (as Rick Franklin)
Albert Gasser .... sound editor
Gary Gegan .... dialogue editor
David Hagberg .... assistant sound editor (as David Lee Hagberg)
Gary A. Hecker .... foley mixer
Daniel Kent .... cable person (as Dan Kent)
David MacMillan .... sound mixer
Robert Morrisey .... apprentice sound editor (as Rob Morrisey)
Alan L. Nineberg .... adr editor (as Alan Nineberg)
Richard Overton .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dick Overton)
Geoffrey Patterson .... boom operator (as Geoffrey Lucius Patterson)
Robert Renga .... sound recordist (as Bob Renga)
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
Charleen Richards .... dialogue editor (as Charlene Richards)
Lisa M. Risen .... assistant adr editor
Catherine Rowe .... foley artist
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist
David E. Stone .... sound editor (as David Stone)
Mark A. Tracy .... apprentice sound editor (as Mark Tracy)
Bernard Weiser .... sound editor
Ed Callahan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Pat Lee .... special effects
Richard Ratliff .... special effects coordinator
Wayne Rose .... special effects foreman
Neil Smith .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Donen .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Bill Erickson .... stunt coordinator
Solly Marx .... stunts (as Solly Marks)
J. Suzanne Rampe .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael J. Bailey .... best boy electric
J. Chuck Biagio .... grip: Northern California (as Chuck Biagio)
Chris Centrella .... key grip
Richard W. Clot .... grip: Northern California (as Richard Clot)
James B. Crawford .... rigging gaffer (as Jim Crawford)
Sherman Fulton .... electrician
Scott Gillis .... grip
Frank Helbig .... electrician: Northern California
Larry Kennedy .... gaffer
Jeff Kluttz .... key grip/rigging
Christine M. Loss .... still photographer (as Christine Loss)
Hugh McCallum .... best boy grip
Art Monzo .... electrician (as Arthur Monzo)
Joe Carl Parsons .... electrician: Northern California
Brent Poe .... electrician
Brad Rea .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Greg Rhineer .... second assistant camera
David Sanchez .... film loader
Martin Schaer .... additional photographer: Northern California
Martin Schaer .... camera operator
John Stadler .... electrician
Frank Strzalkowski .... electrician: Northern California
Brian Sullivan .... first assistant camera
Terry Sullivan .... electrician: Northern California
Mike Sweeney .... electrician
Amy Vincent .... assistant camera: Northern California
Doug Byers .... electrician (uncredited)
Tom Jensen .... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Dan Kneece .... additional Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Richard J. Lee Jr. .... rigging set lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
James Adams .... casting associate
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Nancy Hayes .... local casting: Northern California
Amy Lippens .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kirsten Everberg .... costumer
Rosemarie Fall .... costume supervisor
Barbara Marko Friedman .... costumer
Wingate Jones .... costumer
Evan L. Sidel .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
David E. Blewitt .... additional editor (as David Blewitt)
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
William Henry .... assistant editor (as Bill Henry)
Sean Hubbert .... assistant editor
Pattye Rogers .... assistant editor
James Seidelman .... assistant editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Christopher Waters .... post-production coordinator (as Darren Waters)
 
Music Department
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Kenny G .... musician: saxophone
Michael Mason .... scoring coordinator
Joel Moss .... score recordist
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
David Olson .... assistant music editor
Marty Paich .... conductor: score
Ellen Segal .... music editor
Jim Weidman .... music editor
Chris Boardman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Jeff Porcaro .... musician: drums (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James G. Africa .... driver
Bonnie Alden .... driver
George Alden .... driver
Brendan W. Coll .... driver
Charles Conn .... driver
Thomas J. Hoke .... driver
Bradford B.L. Jones .... driver
Dean E. Mason .... transportation captain
Russell McEntyre .... transportation coordinator
David Edward Metiver .... driver
Robert J. Riedell .... driver
Julio Salazar .... driver
Melody Ballard Scott .... driver
George F. Sheppard .... driver
Tim Sisson .... driver
Dennis C. Ward .... driver (as Dennis Christopher Ward)
Ed Wirth .... driver (as Edward Wirth)
Michael Avallon .... driver (uncredited)
Barbara Rosing Hoke .... transportation office coordinator: San Francisco/Napa locations (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tom Ajar .... projectionist
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor (as Pam Alch)
Kat Alioshin .... production assistant: Northern California (as Kat Miller)
Robert Barbosa .... craft service (as Bob Barbosa)
Kim Bodner .... assistant: D. Henderson (as Kim Loren Bodner)
Gena Bravos .... stand-in: Julia Roberts
Kris Cagan .... production assistant: Northern California
Karen Chalk Wheeler .... assistant accountant (as Karen Chalk)
Glenn Christodora .... assistant accountant
Richard E. Crass .... technical advisor
Guy Ferland .... assistant: J. Schumacher
John Fink .... technical advisor
Dorothy Fridley .... stage security
Louise Goodspeed .... assistant: S. Field
Scott Harris .... production assistant
T.J. Healy II .... assistant location manager
Craig Hosking .... helicopter pilot
Derek E. Johansen .... production assistant (as Derek Johansen)
Jo Ann Kane .... copyist (as Jo Anne Kane)
Shane Kerwin .... production assistant: Northern California
Jim Lamb .... stand-in: Campbell Scott
Fran Lucci .... production accountant
Michael John Meehan .... location manager
Bruce Moessen .... production assistant
Jan Nizen .... assistant accountant
Pat O'Connor .... technical advisor
Kaaren F. Ochoa .... technical advisor (as Karen Ochoa)
Ruben Padilla .... caterer: Angel's Food Service
K.A. Parker .... assistant accountant
Darren Pearce .... production assistant
Pliny Porter .... assistant: K. McCormick
Brigitte Prochaska .... unit publicist
Mary T. Quigley .... company nurse (as Mary Quigley)
Bettina Rose .... assistant: J. Schumacher
Scott Rosencrans .... production assistant: Northern California
Randy Runkle .... assistant production coordinator
Ellen Smith .... production assistant: Northern California
Karyn Smith .... animal trainer
Douy Swofford .... title designer
Hyle Talbott White .... assistant: J. Roberts (as HyleT. White)
Angel Trujillo .... caterer: Angel's Food Service
Jaime Trujillo .... caterer: Angel's Food Service
Eileen Turner .... production assistant: Northern California
Michelle Wright .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Dave Bartlet .... special thanks
Mike Curry .... special thanks
Tom Davies .... special thanks
Guy .... dedicatee
Mike Halfhill .... special thanks
Richard .... dedicatee
Darrell Sattul .... special thanks
Ann Taylor .... special thanks
V. Sattul Winnery .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Choice of Love" - Europe (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
111 min
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The late Colleen Dewhurst who played Estelle Whittier's character was Campbell Scott's (Victor Geddes) mother (George C. Scott was Campbell Scott's father).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning of the movie when Shauna pulls up to the curb 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 it shows the car parked parallel to the curb.See more »
Quotes:
Hilary O'Neil:I told Estelle you have a terminal disease.
Victor Geddes:What?
Hilary O'Neil:Assholeitis.
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Dying young, 16 May 2008
Author: one_way1983 from United States

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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