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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

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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and language
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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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thought provoking
3 August 2000 | by sorajenSee all my reviews

I found this movie quite by accident and from the very beginning was enthralled. Bernadette Peters portrayal of a woman dying of cancer was thought provoking. It made me think of my own reaction to life and death, and the relationships that bind us together. The friendship she had with Mary Tyler Moore's character is one I wish I had myself. I will watch this movie again and again and enjoy it's simplicity every time.


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