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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 9 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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Very good and very sad See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order)

Glenn Close ... Janet

Bridget Fonda ... Anne

Whoopi Goldberg ... Nurse Myrna

Robert Sean Leonard ... Danny

David Strathairn ... Martin
Annie Stark ... Young Anne

Will Reeve ... Young Danny

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
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
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
Christine Lopez .... assistant location manager
Julie Oppenheimer .... script supervisor
Heidi Topper .... location manager

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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:Come on. Don't tell me you finally asking about my sex life.
Janet:No. I'm asking you about your love life. Did you love? Were you loved?
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Movie Connections:
References 42nd Street (1933)See more »
Danny BoySee more »


Has this film ever been released on DVD?
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Very good and very sad, 18 September 2007
Author: Marc-105 from San Francisco

I saw this film when it first aired on HBO and came across it recently on Logo. Logo added 28 minutes of commercials to make a 90-minute film, and what a slog those were to sit through.

So I went to Amazon to buy it, only to find out it wouldn't be available on DVD until last July, then September, and now November.

So this review is written a long time after seeing the whole thing.

Enough griping. This film is superb, though I speak with a bias toward sad movies. Christopher Reeve's direction is marvelous. He gets perfect performances from Robert Sean Leonard and Glenn Close as the son and mother. David Strathaim as the father is very good. Whoopi is good, but I thought her "love him" speech sounded forced.

The film's emotional impact is huge. There are three very sad moments: when Glenn Close sings "Danny Boy," when Danny dies, and when the mother and father embrace at the end. For me, Danny's death was the least sad of the three. Glenn Close's singing of "Danny Boy" is beyond perfect ... the way she can't sing the last word ... it rips me apart.

The scenery is so gorgeous. The pullback from the house at the end is very well done. The final credits are great with the song sung by Reeve's wife -- another teary moment -- except Logo ruined them.

Reeve was a great director.

(2014) I was going to post a review of the film, only to find I already had. I upped the rating from 9 to 10 stars. I just checked Amazon. It's still not available on DVD, only VHS. I don't get it.

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