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Young Morrie
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Shawn Daley
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Mitch became caught up with his career as a sport commentator and journalist. He ignored his girlfriend and did not make time to do things in life that are of the most value to a human being. Morrie was one of Mitch's professors in college and a famous scholar. One day Mitch was watching television and saw Morrie giving an interview stating that he is dying of Lou Gehrig disease or ALS. Written by Rosemea D.S. MacPherson

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Oprah Winfrey Presents: Tuesdays with Morrie  »

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Mitch is supposedly a talented pianist who gave up a promising career in music, yet in the recording studio when the producer asks for an F# Mitch plays an F. See more »

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[first lines]
Morrie Schwartz: Excuse me, kids.
[greeting people as he walks past]
Morrie Schwartz: Hello, love. How're ya doin'? Hey, Katie.
Mitch Albom: [narrating] Among other things, many other things, my old professor loved to eat. He especially liked tongue. I'd say, "Morrie, that's disgusting. " He'd say, "I'm sorry you think so. I also like cole slaw. Can you handle cole slaw, Mitch?"
Mitch Albom: [narrating] Near the top of the list of things he loved was dancing. He had his own way of dancing. He'd do the Lindy to Jimi Hendrix. He'd jitterbug to.....
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O mio babbino caro
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano.
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Great film -Can't understand why others bashed it so badly!
6 February 2004 | by (Chatham IL) – See all my reviews

One of a kind film that teaches us to enjoy each day and not take anything for granted. Also teaches us about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and its devastating effects on even the most fun-loving of people (Jack Lemmon) and how someone's illness and imminent death can affect those closest to the victim (family as well as close friends) in both a sad and positive way. I thought this was a beautiful film and Jack Lemmon gave an excellent performance. When he was saying goodby to his "favorite pupil" on his deathbed and lectured him one last time "I'll be buried by a beautiful oak tree, you talk, I'll just listen." This movie has both a sad but beautiful ending in getting across the message that death is a part of living and shouldn't be feared. Maybe this message is too heavy for some of the other so called critics but we all have to face up to it eventually.


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