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Life is going well for Bob Jones: great job, beautiful loving wife and a baby on the way. Then he finds out that he has kidney cancer that will leave him dead within months. He sets out to videotape his life's acquired wisdom for his child, and ends up on a voyage of self-discovery and reconciliation. Written by Reid Gagle

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12 November 1993 (USA)  »

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$27,484,464 (USA)
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Michael Keaton had previously played Batman. Nicole Kidman went on to play Batman's love interest in Batman Forever (1995) with Val Kilmer, and then appeared with subsequent Batmans George Clooney in The Peacemaker (1997) and Christian Bale in The Portrait of a Lady (1996). See more »

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When they are leaving the airport in Detroit, to go back home, there is clearly a palm tree in the background, just outside the terminal. Palm trees don't grow in Michigan. See more »

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Mr. Ho: It's not enough to marry goodness, you have to find it in yourself.
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Movie dedication by Bruce Joel Rubin - In memory of my mother Sondra Rubin See more »

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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Chariots of Fire
Written and Performed by Vangelis
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Touching movie
28 November 1999 | by (Westervik, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I'm not a very big fan of these kind of movies, but this one stands out. Watching Bob (Michael Keaton) record advices to his son to watch later in life was indeed very touching, and his struggle to make up with his parents... I can recognize his feelings in myself sometimes... Very good and touching movie.


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