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Dying Young (1991) Poster

(1991)

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Julia Roberts''s long red hair was mostly extensions. Her real hair was relatively short during filming.
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Cary Elwes, Andy Garcia, Mel Gibson, James Spader, and Daniel Day-Lewis all turned down the role of Victor Geddes.
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In later years, Joel Schumacher admitted that he felt he was the wrong director for the film. Schumacher did the picture as a personal favor to Julia Roberts because he'd enjoyed working with her on Flatliners (1990).
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The movie was released around about a year after its source novel, the best-seller of the same name by Marti Leimbach. It was Leimbach's first novel.
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The picture's closing credits dedicates the film "For Richard, Guy, and too many others."
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The first artwork that Victor Geddes shows Hilary O'Neil, and the picture shown as the film's final frame, is Gustav Klimt's unfinished oil on canvas painting "Adam and Eve" (c. 1917-18).
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One of two feature films that Campbell Scott appeared in that were released in 1991 with titles that evoked morbidity. The other is_Dead Again (1991)_.
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This film and Bed & Breakfast (1991) were Colleen Dewhurst's final films.
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First produced screenplay of theatrical feature film of writer-director Richard Friedenberg.
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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.
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Premiere magazine predicted the picture would be the highest grossing movie of the American summer. It turned out to be a critical and commercial failure, despite the presence of Julia Roberts.
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The movie featured two Best Actress Academy Award winners. Julia Roberts' won for Erin Brockovich (2000); Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974). Producer Sally Field won Best Actress Academy Awards for Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984).
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Sally Field and Julia Roberts's second collaborations. Both previously had starred in Herbert Ross' and _Steel Magnolias_. Field not appearing in Dying Young (1991) like the film's star Roberts but taking on producing duties only.
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The "Theme from Dying Young" was performed saxophonist Kenny G. He had previously collaborated with David Foster on the "Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire (1985)" which was also directed by Joel Schumacher.
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The film was released about a year before the similarly titled movie Forever Young (1992).
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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.
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Prior to the film's release, some 20th Century Fox executives feared that audiences might think that Julia Roberts's character would die young.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Victor Geddes actually lives at the end of the film. According to Entertainment Weekly, in the original ending, as [Julia] Roberts and a friend drive away from [Campbell] Scott's house, a gunshot is heard, suggesting he has killed himself. Several test screening audiences rejected the ending, and expressed great displeasure at Roberts' relationship with a man other than the stricken hero. "Several pages of script" were re-written, "a feel-good ending" was shot, and D'Onofrio's role was reduced, with his part in the ending removed.
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