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Dying Young (1991)

R | | Drama, Romance | 21 June 1991 (USA)
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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 »

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Trivia

Campbell Scott was 30 while this was released. But 29 when filming began. 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

Shauna: So how much is he paying you?
Hilary 'Hil: 400 big ones.
Shauna: Fuck me!... Not you.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Hollywood's Fear of Love (1993) See more »

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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Moving, Realistic, and well acted!
19 April 2000 | by pheonix2029See all my reviews

As someone who has seen this movie numerous times, I can honestly say that this movie isn't for those people that are looking for a "Happily ever after". This movie is as realistic as a movie about such a subject(Cancer) can be. But the best thing about this movie is the relationship that the characters have. The actors, Julia Roberts as the hired nurse and Campbell Scott as the very sick young man are excellent and believable in their rolls. If anything this movie brings out the fact that he has a short time to live, how he chooses to live his life is what this movie is about. The story ends in a way which WE the viewer choose the path we want to see it. If you want a happy ending you can say that they left together and he was cured, BUT if you are realistic and are aware of how many lives cancer takes you know that they had their time together and eventually he dies. "You don't know when you are going to die, nobody does. But we have now, so live with me Victor. Live with me--Hillary(Julia Roberts). Those words are the basis of this story, to live the time you have, live for the day. I have recommended this movie to many of my friends and I am doing so here and now. A must see.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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 Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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