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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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The groom is already married. The bride is still in her bathrobe. And her daughter is giving both of them away. It's a love story to make you laugh and cry. Together. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Final feature film for composer Dudley Moore where he acted as the film's composer of its music score. Moore he did appear in movies after this is credited as a composer for The Best of... What's Left of... Not Only... But Also (1990), his final composer credit. 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

Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nutcracker
(excerpts)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra conducted by André Previn
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Six Weeks to live!!
17 November 2001 | by settemberSee all my reviews

A classy movie, a little long winded like most 1982 movies, but definitely worth the time. Its a sad yet uplifting story. Katharine Healy did a great job of being a precocious child dealing with her eminent death from lukimia. She encounters an up and coming politician, Dudley Moore, who forms an instant bond, with her and her mother (Mary Tyler Moore). But did i mention he was married and has his own child? He sort of lives a double life with them. Its very frustrating and an awkward arrangement. You can definately feel the conflict. Plus the little girl only has 6 weeks to live. Lots of ballet arrangements, and musical renditions! Bring the tissues!!!!!!!!


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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