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Writers (WGA):
Alice Elliott Dark (story)
Will Scheffer (teleplay)
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Release Date:
20 April 1997 (USA) See more »
Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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A Boy and his Mom See more (13 total) »


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Directed by
Christopher Reeve 
Writing credits
Alice Elliott Dark (story)

Will Scheffer (teleplay)

Produced by
Michael Fuchs .... executive producer
Nellie Nugiel .... producer
Nicholas Paleologos .... executive producer
Bonnie Timmermann .... co-producer
Frederick Zollo .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dave Grusin 
Cinematography by
Frederick Elmes 
Film Editing by
David Ray 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
Production Design by
Andrew Jackness 
Art Direction by
David Stein 
Set Decoration by
Catherine Davis 
Costume Design by
Jane Greenwood 
Production Management
Rick Dallago .... production supervisor
Art Department
Claire Kirk .... art department coordinator
Byron K. Lovelace .... set dresser
Jen Martley .... set decoration production assistant
Scott Rosenstock .... leadman
Will Scheck .... key greensperson
Sound Department
Felix Andrew .... sound recordist
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... dialogue editor
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor
Christopher Newman .... sound mixer
Daniel Pagan .... assistant sound editor
Dan Sable .... supervising sound editor
Lynn Sable .... sound editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Matt McDonald .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Carmichael .... video operator
Matt Chubet .... grip
Jay Feather .... assistant camera
James W. Finnerty .... key grip
William Jones .... dolly grip (as Bill Jones)
Tom Kerwick .... best boy grip
Jonathan Lumley .... gaffer
Phil Oetiker .... camera operator
Leigh Rathner .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
William M. Weberg .... grip
Casting Department
Alison E. McBryde .... casting associate
Winsome Sinclair .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Burchard .... wardrobe
MaryAnn D. Smith .... assistant costume designer
Susan J. Wright .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Agnes Grandits .... assistant editor
Location Management
Christine Lopez .... assistant location manager
Heidi Topper .... location manager
Music Department
Nicholas Meyers .... music editor
Other crew
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Marcus Canty .... production accountant
Chrissie Davis .... production coordinator
Liz Dykhouse .... post production accountant
Alan Grabelsky .... vice president production
Bradley Karnes .... production assistant
Julie Oppenheimer .... script supervisor

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language
Brazil:61 min | Argentina:62 min | USA:67 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Director Christopher Reeve's wife, Dana, sings the song "In The Gloaming" during the credits, and his son plays the boy in the opening scene.See more »
Danny:In the gloaming...
Janet:Not tonight, sweetheart. I'm sorry.
Danny:I wanna go home.
Janet:You are. You are home.
Danny:I wanna go home.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Glee: Dream On (#1.19)" (2010)See more »
Danny BoySee more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Boy and his Mom, 17 July 1999
Author: dfskinne from Austin, Texas USA

Such a quiet and gentle film. All the action revolves around this family's domestic routines; meals served in the backyard overlooking the pond, wheelchair promenades down beautiful country roads and intimate conversations between mother and son basking in the gloaming (the last hour of daylight). It is during these moments that Close and Leonard absolutely shine. This is very much a story about a boy and his mom. All other relationships are secondary until the end of the film. Family relationships can be complicated, especially when one is dying. The stoic and reserved nature of the characters response to the gay son's health crisis is compelling.

A nice turn by Whoopi Goldberg as the live-in nurse who re-teaches the mother to physically care for and interact with her adult son.Pay special attention to the death scene (and I'm not really giving anything away here) and notice the characters breathing. It is a wonderful symbolic representation of one life ending and another being "reborn".

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