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Dying Young (1991)

R | | Drama, Romance | 21 June 1991 (USA)
A nurse falls in love with a terminally ill man.

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Marti Leimbach (novel), Richard Friedenberg (screenplay)
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Roberts ... Hilary O'Neil
Campbell Scott ... Victor Geddes
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Gordon
Colleen Dewhurst ... Estelle Whittier
David Selby ... Richard Geddes
Ellen Burstyn ... Mrs. O'Neil
Dion Anderson ... Cappy
George Martin ... Malachi
A.J. Johnson ... Shauna
Daniel Beer ... Danny
Behrooz Afrakhan ... Moamar
Michael Halton Michael Halton ... Gordon's Friend
Larry Nash Larry Nash ... Assistant
Alex Trebek ... Host of Jeopardy
Richard Friedenberg ... Jeopardy Contestant
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Storyline

After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know their love cannot last because he is destined to die. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She's giving him something nobody else could. A reason to live.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo por amor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,725,885, 23 June 1991

Gross USA:

$33,669,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,264,675
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Julia Roberts''s long red hair was mostly extensions. Her real hair was relatively short during filming. See more »

Goofs

When Shauna pulls up to the curb at the beginning of the movie, her front right tire touches the curb while the back tire is several feet away from the curb. When the camera cuts away to show Shauna and Hillary walking into the building, the car is parked parallel to the curb. See more »

Quotes

Hilary O'Neil: What is it?
Victor Geddes: Raw cow... dead.
Hilary O'Neil: What if I throw up?
Victor Geddes: Then I'll take care of you.
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Soundtracks

ALL THE WAY
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Produced by Narada Michael Walden for Perfection Light Productions
Performed by Jeffrey Osborne
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Dying young
16 May 2008 | by one_way1983See all my reviews

Every time this movie comes on television, I sit in my bedroom and watch it from start to finish as if it was the first time I've seen it. It is a film that focuses on a man, Victor (Campbell) dying of leukemia and his internal struggles of wanting to be carefree and wanting total companionship from the Hillary (Roberts), the woman he hires to take care of him. Eventually, Victor wishes that he could be well so that Hillary can look at him in a different light; however, Victor cannot see pass his disease to allow anyone to be in his life including his dad and Hillary. He abruptly stops his chemotherapy to go live life and die; however, he does not seem to be living it since he so competitive and wanting to be better than anyone else. You want Victor to be cured of the disease and you want him to be less envious of the well people and to stop worrying about death and just live, which is the whole message of the film. Don't be afraid of death since we all will eventually die and no one knows exact time when death will wrapped them in his arm, which is a very powerful message. Great acting from Campbell and Julia. Great cast. Please watch this film and formulate your own opions.


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