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Heartsounds (1984)

New York urologist Harold Lear gets a taste of his own medicine when he suffers a heart attack and is confronted with a medical institution which doesn't seem equipped to help. Wife Martha ... See full summary »

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Fay Kanin, Martha Weinman Lear (book)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Tyler Moore ... Martha Weinman Lear
James Garner ... Harold Lear
Sam Wanamaker ... Moe Silverman
Wendy Crewson ... Judy
David Gardner David Gardner ... Barney Knapp
Carl Marotte ... Michael
Wayne Best ... Intern 'Lover'
Anthony Bishop Anthony Bishop ... Proprietor
David Bolt David Bolt ... Psychoanalyst
David Clement ... Dr. Bell
Beverly Cooper Beverly Cooper ... Nurse 'Lark'
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Ruth Nathanson
Sandy Crawley Sandy Crawley ... Chief Resident
Marvin Goldhar Marvin Goldhar ... Mr. Weinman
Lynne Gorman ... Mrs. Bailey
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New York urologist Harold Lear gets a taste of his own medicine when he suffers a heart attack and is confronted with a medical institution which doesn't seem equipped to help. Wife Martha steps in to fight the system and get a measure of service and compassion. Ultimately the greatest battle is not waged against the medical profession, however, but against Lear's own failing body and his own mortal fears. Written by secragt

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hjerteslag See more »

Filming Locations:

Waddington's Auction House See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The auction scene was filmed at Waddington's auction house in Toronto, the auctioneer was Duncan McLean. See more »

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Very moving film
24 September 2006 | by bethcdrakeSee all my reviews

I watched "Heartsounds" tonight. Its been some 22 years since the original, but this is my first viewing. I'm not sure I could have appreciated the content at age 19 back then, but now at age 41 having experienced serious illness and death along with the frustrations of dealing with the medical industry, this movie has me feeling I've found a diamond in the rough.

Mr. Garner and Ms. Moore deliver such moving experiences, I felt drawn completely into their lives as the Lears. It rings of "On Golden Pond" and "Terms of Endearment", yet unique.

What an amazing film!


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