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Griffin and Phoenix (1976)

Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got ... See full summary »

Director:

Daryl Duke

Writer:

John Hill
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Geoffrey Griffin
Jill Clayburgh ... Sarah Phoenix
John Lehne John Lehne ... George Griffin
Dorothy Tristan ... Jean Griffin
Ben Hammer ... Dr. Feinberg
George Chandler ... Old Man
Milton Parsons ... Professor
Irwin Charone Irwin Charone ... Dr. Thompson
John Harkins ... Dr. Glenn
Randy Faustino Randy Faustino ... Randy Griffin
Stephen Rogers Stephen Rogers ... Bob Griffin
Rod Haase Rod Haase ... Usher
Ken Sansom Ken Sansom ... Dr. Harding
Sally Kirkland ... Jody
Russell Shannon Russell Shannon
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Storyline

Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got terminal leukemia, but Griffin doesn't know that, and she doesn't know that he is terminally ill. They start spending time together and fall in love, both struggling with their fate. This is the beginning of a beautiful and sad love story! Written by Henrik Petersen "Henrik1980"

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So much life. So much love. And so little time. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phoenix Loves Griffin See more »

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ABC Circle Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The book Peter Falk reads in one scene is Agatha Christie's "Elephants Can Remember". See more »

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Remade as Griffin & Phoenix (2006) See more »

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Total immersion!!!
28 March 2003 | by Mr_MirageSee all my reviews

Man! How to get lost in a movie!!!

I saw this on its original broadcast, and its impact remains with me today, over 20 years later.

Two human beings, each painfully aware that the end is near, find one another. The ending has stayed with me as the perfect finale to a film, better than most big budget theater films!!!

One does not think of Falk as a romantic lead, and this film indicates that we, as an audience, have lost much as a result...


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