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Sunshine (1973)

A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

Carol Sobieski, Jacquelyn Helton (suggested by the journal of) (as Jacquelyn M. Helton)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cristina Raines ... Kate Hayden
Cliff De Young ... Sam Hayden
Meg Foster ... Nora
Brenda Vaccaro ... Carol Gillman
Bill Mumy ... Weaver
Alan Fudge ... David
Corey Fischer ... Givitz
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ... Jill Hayden (as Lindsay Green Bush)
Sidney Greenbush ... Jill Hayden (as Sydney Green Bush)
James Hong ... Dr. Wilde
Sarah Valentini Sarah Valentini ... Jill At 6 Months
Bill Stout Bill Stout ... Interviewer
Noble Willingham ... Bartender
Adrian Ricard Adrian Ricard ... Nurse
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Storyline

A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Something for everyone with the music of John Denver. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

På lånt tid See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The 1973 film featured seven songs written (or co-written) by John Denver, including the song "Sunshine on my Shoulders" for which the film is named. In 1974 Denver released "Back Home Again", and he tips his hat to the film with a reference in the third verse: "And your mother called last Friday, Sunshine made her cry" See more »

Connections

Followed by Sunshine (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Poems, Prayers And Promises
Words and Music: John Denver
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cancer on TV
19 August 2005 | by swimfinSee all my reviews

I have been haunted by this movie ever since I saw it at age 8. The baby sitter let me stay up with her and I was forever saddened by this movie. It wasn't until this night ( 8/19/05 ) that I decided to see if there was any information on this movie. I heard the John Denver song : "Sunshine on My Shoulders" and just had to look it up. I always wondered what happened in this story. I was too young to remember and I don't think it has been shown again on television. I'm not sure how many other people my age saw this movie, but it sure made an impact on me at the young age of eight years old. My parents were not too pleased when they came home to find me watching this real life sad story. I now realize it was the first time I ever heard of this terrible thing called cancer. Unfortunately, I was soon to see the very real effects of this disease.


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