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The Last Best Year (1990)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 4 November 1990
Returning from a business trip abroad, Jane (Bernadette Peters) has a dizzy spell while at home. As her condition does not improve, she consults a doctor who finds that she is very ill and ... See full summary »

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John Erman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Tyler Moore ... Wendy Haller
Bernadette Peters ... Jane Murray
Brian Bedford ... Dr. Castle
Carmen Mathews ... Aunt Lizzie
Kate Reid ... Sister Mary Rose
Kenneth Welsh ... Jerry
Erika Alexander ... Amy
Dorothy McGuire ... Anne
Lawrence Dane ... John Dennis
Michael Hogan ... Billy Haller
Albert Schultz ... Peter Hamm
Bathsheba Garnett ... Mrs. Morton
Michael J. Reynolds ... Wisnovsky
Graham McPherson Graham McPherson ... Ron Black
Chris Walker Chris Walker ... Mike
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Returning from a business trip abroad, Jane (Bernadette Peters) has a dizzy spell while at home. As her condition does not improve, she consults a doctor who finds that she is very ill and that she has no family to help her through this very trying time. He enlists the help of a therapist (Mary Tyler Moore) who is very hesitant to become involved in this case due to the loss she suffered as a young child. As her condition deteriorates, Jane learns how to come to terms with her past as does her therapist. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language
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The material is based on the years that producer Victoria Riskin spent as a psychologist. See more »

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I'm still crying...
1 December 2000 | by tracylordSee all my reviews

I finished watching this movie for the first time almost 30 mins ago, and I'm still crying.

This is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. I've always loved Bernadette Peters- the lady is so talented, but after watching this incredibly heartbreaking film, I'm in absolute awe of her.

If you've never seen it, go and rent it- i guarantee it'll move your heart.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Best Year of My Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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