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Griffin & Phoenix (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  18 January 2007 (Russia)
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GRIFFIN AND PHOENIX is a poignantly funny love story about two people who face a seemingly insurmountable obstacle that may stand between them and a last chance at love.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Phoenix
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Griffin
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Peri
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Eve
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Terry
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Dr. Imberman
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Kirk
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Andrew
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Professor
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Student (as Jesse Ferguson)
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Omar Scroggins ...
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Stu Knoepflemacher
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Doctor
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Maya Restaurant Owner
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Storyline

Griffin is divorced, living in a flat in Manhattan while his sons and ex live in the family home in Westchester. He gets bad news from his oncologist: cancerous lesions have spread through his chest, and he has only a year or so to live. He audits a psychology class on death and dying at a nearby college where he chats up a woman who turns out to be an assistant dean. She's Phoenix; she smiles but keeps her distance, warming to him slowly. He tells her nothing of his situation. At his apartment a few days later, she finds a stash of books on death, dying, and terminal illness: will she put two and two together, and what will she do about it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A love story with no expectations.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some thematic elements, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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18 January 2007 (Russia)  »

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Love in Manhattan  »

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Goofs

When the doctor is showing an X-Ray at the beginning of the scene, she puts the exam backwards, meaning the right side is on the left, thus changing the position of the heart - a mistake any med student would notice. She also says that there are several lesions in the chest, whereas the x-ray appears to be normal from the distance the viewer can see. Additionally, an x-ray is not the best exam to identify this kind of cancer, it would usually be a CT scan - an exam available in the time the story is being told. See more »

Quotes

Griffin: [refuses to see who's knocking in his door] You got the wrong door, nobody you know lives here.
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Remake of Griffin and Phoenix (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Man (Now You're Really Living)
Written by Mark Everett (as Mark O. Everitt)
Performed by The Eels (as Eels)
Played during the opening credits
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I love this movie
20 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why this movie didn't get more credits...it is a heartbreaking story and it happens all the time in the real world. I loved the chemistry between them, the acting was so real and it made me think of the way we waste our lives on stupid stuff instead of living like it is our last...i am definitely buying this movie. I cried 2 hours after it and the morning after i watched it....so sad....so true. I can't believe that people didn't like this movie and that it went directly to cable. That is probably because these days the public only likes to watch the movies with blood, guns and outrages nudity scenes. It says something really sad about our society but people will stay people...i am glad i am not one of those.


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