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Tuesdays with Morrie (1999)

A journalist finds himself questioning his own life when his best friend, a dying man, offers him some very powerful wisdom and advice for coping in relationships, careers and society.

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(teleplay) (as Tom Rickman), (based on the book by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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Janine
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Connie
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Charlotte
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Walter
Cloud Michaels ...
Morrie's Mother
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Eva / Stepmom
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Young Morrie
Charles Homet ...
Rob
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Jon (as Mark Helm)
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Eddie (as Carlton Wilton)
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Sergio
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Shawn Daley
Kimble Jemison ...
Baseball Player
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Storyline

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's disease or ALS. Written by Rosemea D.S. MacPherson

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Biography | Drama

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5 December 1999 (USA)  »

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Oprah Winfrey Presents: Tuesdays with Morrie  »

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1.33 : 1
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Last credited film role of Jack Lemmon. See more »

Goofs

Previously identified goof states that young Morrie translates the telegram from the hospital into German, and that this is incorrect since the father is Russian. However, young Morrie is translating into Yiddish, not German, which would have been the language used by Russian Jewish immigrants. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Keeping the Faith (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

O mio babbino caro
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano.
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Didn't insult us
3 October 2003 | by (Ypsilanti, MI) – See all my reviews

This is one of those rare television events that didn't dumb itself down in order to reach a wider audience. It stayed true to the book and the only complaint I could see were minor problems with pacing. All-in-all, I regard this work as what I hope television will become but am fearful these types of shows will remain the exception.


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