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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.



(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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cloud Michaels ...
Morrie's Mother
Eva / Stepmom
Young Morrie
Charles Homet ...
Jon (as Mark Helm)
Eddie (as Carlton Wilton)
Shawn Daley
Kimble Jemison ...
Baseball Player


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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Release Date:

5 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Tuesdays with Morrie  »

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Last credited film role of Jack Lemmon. See more »


When the young Morrie reads the telegram from the hospital where his mother has died, he translates it into German for the benefit of his father. But his father is Russian. See more »


[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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Referenced in Will & Grace: There But for the Grace of Grace (2000) See more »


O mio babbino caro
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano.
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Great Movie!!!!
12 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Tuesdays With Morrie aired on Tv3 last night here in New Zealand.

This film was truly worth the Emmy awards it received. Hank Azaria was excellent but Jack Lemmon was amazing, making his character believable and interesting.

A great film. ***1/2 out of ****

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