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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Margaret Edson (play)
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Release Date:
24 March 2001 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It appears to be a matter of life and death.
Plot:
A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 18 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Fantastic! Emma Thompson is Fantastic in this role. See more (116 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Emma Thompson ... Vivian Bearing

Christopher Lloyd ... Dr. Harvey Kelekian

Eileen Atkins ... Evelyn 'E.M.' Ashford

Audra McDonald ... Susie Monahan

Jonathan M. Woodward ... Dr. Jason Posner

Harold Pinter ... Mr. Bearing (Vivian's Father)
Rebecca Laurie ... Vivian aged 5
Su Lin Looi ... Nurse (as Su-Lin Looi)

Raffaello Degruttola ... Technician 1
Miquel Brown ... Technician 2

Hari Dhillon ... Fellow 1 (as Harry Dillon)

Benedict Wong ... Fellow 2
Alex Gregor ... Fellow 3
Lachele Carl ... Fellow 4

David Menkin ... Student 1
Rachel Siegel ... Student 2
Shauna Shim ... Student 3
Matt Blair ... Student 4

David Zayas ... Code Team Blue Head
Tassia Messimeris ... Code Team Blue 2
Norman Naudain ... Code Team Blue 3
Emma Bernbach ... Code Team Blue 4

Jenny Jules ... Code Team Blue 5

Gary Beadle ... Code Team Blue 6
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Karam ... Scrub (uncredited)
Ruel Rowe ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Nichols 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Margaret Edson (play)

Emma Thompson (teleplay) &
Mike Nichols (teleplay)

Produced by
Simon Bosanquet .... producer
Cary Brokaw .... executive producer
Michael Haley .... co-producer (as Mike Haley)
Paul A. Levin .... associate producer
Julie Lynn .... co-producer
Mike Nichols .... executive producer
Charles F. Ryan .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Henryk Mikolaj Górecki 
 
Cinematography by
Seamus McGarvey 
 
Film Editing by
John Bloom 
 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
Ellen Lewis 
Juliet Taylor 
Leila Bertrand (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Stuart Wurtzel 
 
Art Direction by
Sarah Hauldren (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Seirton 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Linda DeVetta .... hair stylist
Linda DeVetta .... makeup artist
J. Roy Helland .... hair stylist
J. Roy Helland .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Joanna Beckett .... unit manager
Rachel Neale .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Dixon .... third assistant director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director (as Mike Haley)
Mark Layton .... key second assistant director
 
Art Department
Harry Alley .... painter's laborer
Les Benson .... props sourceman
Roy Biggs .... chargehand stagehand
Guy Bradley .... junior draughtsman
Emma Caplin .... art department assistant
Paul Carpenter .... carpenter
Darryl Carter .... supervisory carpenter
Jack Carter .... construction controller
Martin Duffy .... carpenter
Colin Ellis .... dressing props
Simon Faldon .... carpenter
David Ford .... production buyer: USA
Brian Groves .... supervisory painter
Cliona Harkin .... stand-by art director
Gary Hedges .... chargehand carpenter
John Hedges .... construction buyer (as Johnny Hedges)
Kevin Hedges .... carpenter
John Hogan .... dressing props
Martin Hubbard .... carpenter
David Jones .... stagehand
Paul Lawlor .... carpenter
Ron Lee .... construction buyer
Poppy Luard .... draughtsman
Simon Marjoram .... carpenter
Maxie McDonald .... property master
Jim McNeil .... carpenter
Stephen Murray .... carpenter
Neil Murrum .... dressing props
Paul Nash .... carpenter
Mitch Niclas .... stand-by props
Norman North .... painter
Paul Nott-Macaire .... stand-by carpenter
Jason Phelps .... carpenter
Claire Nia Richards .... assistant art director (as Claire Richards)
Ron Ross .... carpenter (as Ronnie Ross)
Michael Simpson .... carpenter
Anthony Strong .... stagehand
Jeff Sullivan .... stand-by painter
Alan Titmus .... stand-by stagehand
Paul Turner .... stand-by props
Sara Wan .... production buyer: UK
Kenneth Welland .... chargehand painter
John Whitby .... carpenter
Colin Woodbridge .... carpenter
Alba Leone .... buyer: U.S.A. (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kam Chan .... foley editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanza)
Paul Cridlin .... boom operator
Kay Denmark .... adr boom operator
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
David John .... sound mixer
Gareth John .... second boom operator
Frank Kern .... foley supervisor
George A. Lara .... foley engineer
Blake Leyh .... sound effects editor
Debora Lilavois .... assistant sound editor (as Debbie Lilavois)
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound mixer
Deborah Wallach .... adr editor
Paul J. Zydel .... adr engineer (as Paul Zydell)
 
Visual Effects by
Matt McDonald .... digital compositor
Toby Brockhurst .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Batterbee .... rigger
Roy Branch .... best boy
Trevor Coop .... camera operator
Clive Coote .... still photographer
Barney Davis .... clapper loader
Carlos De Carvalho .... focus puller
Stephen Devlin .... rigger
Toby Flesher .... electrician
Paul Harris .... electrician
Joseph Hassell .... video playback assistant
Daniel Hegarty .... technocrane operator
Stephen Mathie .... electrician
Mark Milsome .... focus puller: "b" camera
Peter Myslowski .... key grip
Jennie Paddon .... camera trainee
Rebecca Peters .... video playback operator
Wayne Rowe .... crane grip: additional
Eddie Sansom .... stand-by rigger
Paul Sharp .... electrician
Lee Walters .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Euston .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenny Hawkins .... wardrobe supervisor
Sarah Higbid .... wardrobe buyer
Andrew Hunt .... wardrobe master
Michelle Matland .... assistant costume designer
Jane Wrigley .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Don Ciana .... color timer
William E. Githens .... post-production assistant
Ann Gray .... post-production coordinator
Antonia Van Drimmelen .... associate editor
Joe Violante .... color coordinator: Technicolor
 
Location Management
Jo Beckett .... unit manager
Joanna Beckett .... assistant location manager
Samantha Thomas .... location manager
 
Music Department
Ray Espinola Jr. .... music coordinator
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor
David Latulippe .... music consultant
Nic Ratner .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Tony Bradley .... transportation coordinator
Terry Catlin .... unit driver
Jeremy Jacobs .... unit driver
Mark Kerrison .... unit driver
John Smith .... unit driver
John Swan .... unit driver
Darren Thackeray .... driver
Darren Thackeray .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Steve Barry .... assistant accountant
Joanna Beckett .... assistant to location manager
Lori Berhon .... adr loop group
Francesca Castellano .... production coordinator
Ben Cocks .... stand-in: Ms Thompson
Patsy de Lord .... production coordinator
Claire Edgcombe .... production runner
Poppy Field .... floor runner
Carlton Jarvis .... medical advisor: medical special effects
Jane Levy .... assistant: Mr. Nichols
James Manning .... floor runner
Kathleen McGarry .... assistant: Ms. Thompson
Joyce Noakes .... assistant accountant
Andrew Nokes .... financial controller
Reg Poerscout-Edgerton .... production runner
Justine Redfern .... assistant: Mr. Bosanquet
Linda Schickedanz .... medical advisor
David Tellefsen .... assistant: Mr. Brokaw
Dan Turner .... floor runner (as Daniel Turner)
Dennis Watson .... supervising rigger
Beverly Winston .... script supervisor
Wendy Zych .... assistant production coordinator
Mary Bailey .... script consultant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Derek Anson Jones .... in memory of
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some thematic material
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99 min
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Trivia:
Patricia Clarkson was considered for the lead role before Emma Thompson was cast.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During her exam with the young internist, her arms alternate repeatedly from being completely under the sheet, to being folded together on top of the sheet.See more »
Quotes:
E.M. Ashford:Do you think that the punctuation of the last line of this sonnet is merely an insignificant detail? The sonnet begins with a valiant struggle with Death calling on all the forces of intellect and drama to vanquish the enemy. But it is ultimately about overcoming the seemingly insuperable barriers separating life death and eternal life. In the edition you choose, this profoundly simple meaning is sacrificed to hysterical punctuation.
E.M. Ashford:And Death, Capital D, shall be no more, semi-colon. Death, Capital D comma, thou shalt die, exclamation mark!
[...]
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49 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic! Emma Thompson is Fantastic in this role., 3 January 2005
Author: usermilt from United States

Although a sad movie with a sad ending it is absolutely wonderfully fascinating. It holds you glued to you your seat the entire time. For those who are critical, they just do't appreciate Mike Nichols and Emma Thompson's brilliance and are too affected by the subject of facing death. It is a pity that this was a telefilm. Has it been a theatrical release, it would easily have earned Emma Thompson an Oscar.

I thought that Gorecki's 3rd Symphony in the background was a brilliant touch. Christopher Lloyd as the doctor was excellent. Emma's Teacher reading Runaway Bunny at the end was touching and meaningful. Although some people might see this movie as a downer, it is an honest and important work dealing with life, goals, cancer, relationships, . . See it.

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