Tuesdays with Morrie (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  5 December 1999 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cloud Michaels ...
Morrie's Mother
Terri Hanauer ...
Eva / Stepmom
Young Morrie
Charles Homet ...
Jon (as Mark Helm)
Eddie (as Carlton Wilton)
Shawn Daley
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 disease or ALS. Written by Rosemea D.S. MacPherson

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5 December 1999 (USA)  »

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Oprah Winfrey Presents: Tuesdays with Morrie  »

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Did You Know?


Hank Azaria was mistakenly credited as "Frank Azaria" in the original promotional poster for this film. See more »


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 »


Morrie Schwartz: The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Thursdays with Abie (2010) See more »


O mio babbino caro
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano.
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A beautiful movie

This is a great TV movie about a retired teacher named Morrie Schwartz who is slowly dying of Lou Gherig's disease. Instead of being miserable about his inevitable death, Morrie has accepted it. An old pupil of his, Mitch Albom, has come to visit Morrie after hearing of his sickness on the news. Morrie starts to teach Mitch about his ideas on the meaning of life. He says "When we learn to die, we learn to live." When you can accept that you will die someday, you live life differently. He also says to always forgive everyone before it's too late and to love everyone. "We must love one another, or die."

It is made very clear from the very beginning of this movie that Morrie is going to die. Knowing this makes you dread the ending of this movie, but not as much as watching Morrie in such pain, especially at night. There were great acting jobs by everyone in this movie, including Wendy Moniz and Hank Azaria. But Jack Lemmon steals the show.

This movie reminded me a lot of "I'm Not Rappaport," starring Jack Lemmon's partner Walter Matthau. It's an excellent and beautiful movie that will really make you look at life differently, which is what Morrie would have liked.

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