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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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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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Stu Knoepflemacher
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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

Beach Stud: [giving instructions to Griffin on what to do in case something goes wrong with his harness] All right if you get into any trouble, for real, you're gonna pull this okay? That's gonna release you. Hold on, flow down to the water. You afraid of sharks? I'm just kidding man!, no seriously, the sound when you hit the water it's gonna scare any sharks away. Oh, right when you hit the water, if you're conscious, what you wanna do is get out of the harness as quick as possible because the weight from ...
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Remake of Griffin and Phoenix (1976) See more »

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Nobody's Crying
Written and Performed by Patty Griffin
Played during the "Christmas" scene
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26 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone knows someone like this, they face something awful and turn out better people because of tragedy and not triumph. I am not talking about people you are out of control, but rather about people who are just what they present. I love the male lead in this role because he is someone who is putting himself aside to be there for this amazing woman. Right away, you might think that two people meeting under these circumstances is contrived. But the human probability of the story is very high, and I wonder it this kind of plot doesn't help people to think about the reality of their lives, how we might treat each other and feel about the time that we have had to live. I challenge you to watch this to decide.

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