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Six Weeks (1982)

PG | | Drama | 17 December 1982 (USA)
A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Bill

Writers:

Fred Mustard Stewart (novel), David Seltzer (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Patrick Dalton
Mary Tyler Moore ... Charlotte Dreyfus
Katherine Healy Katherine Healy ... Nicole Dreyfus
Shannon Wilcox ... Peg Dalton
Bill Calvert Bill Calvert ... Jeff Dalton
Joe Regalbuto ... Bob Crowther
John Harkins ... Arnold Stillman
Michael Ensign ... Choreographer
Anne Ditchburn ... Assistant Choreographer (as Ann Ditchburn)
Chea Collette Chea Collette ... Ballet Instructor
Clement von Franckenstein ... TV Interviewer (as Clement St. George)
Joan Yale Edmundson Joan Yale Edmundson ... Woman Interviewer
Emily Seltzer Emily Seltzer ... Girl in Ballet Dressing Room
Martin Casella ... Volunteer - Campaign Office
Darwyn Carson ... Girl - Campaign Office
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Storyline

A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the daughter skates the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, assumes the lead in The Nutcracker ballet, and sight-sees most of the city. Written by matt-282

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In six weeks you can find memories to last a lifetime. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jacqueline Bisset, once considered for a part in this movie, had reservations about portraying a mother in this picture. Bisset once said of this: "I don't think I'd make a good mother. That's why I have no plans to have children of my own." See more »

Goofs

Gives the impression that William F. Christensen's production of "The Nutcracker" is the one annually performed in Lincoln Center, when it is George Balanchine's production that is annually staged there. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Dalton: I came here when I was 20, a very young person and I was naturalized, which is very painful, when I was 25 and I've been in the state assembly for six years which is even more painful.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Stinkers of 1982 (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nutcracker
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra conducted by André Previn
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Memories
17 November 2002 | by LoveFox1See all my reviews

I don't even remember when and where I first saw this movie but I always loved it as a young girl. It has an old fashioned quality about it. The lead adult players to not end up in bed and I like that. I loved Katherine Healys performance in this and I was shocked to see that it was her only film role. She didn't have that prototype hollywood look, that has to be the only reason she didn't become a huge star. I think the is adorable and very talented.

I used to watch this movie on cable and when I got older I just had to buy it on VHS. Since then I have probably watched it at least once a year. Today as I was flipping channels, I came across it and it just warmed my heart. WE (the Womens Entertainment channel) is running it now and I watched with the commercials and all.

I recommend it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seis semanas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$978,541, 19 December 1982

Gross USA:

$6,668,025

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,668,025
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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