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My Life (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 November 1993 (USA)
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A terminally ill man prepares for his death.

Director:

Bruce Joel Rubin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Bob Jones
Nicole Kidman ... Gail Jones
Bradley Whitford ... Paul Ivanovich
Queen Latifah ... Theresa
Michael Constantine ... Bill Ivanovich
Rebecca Schull ... Rose Ivanovich
Mark Lowenthal Mark Lowenthal ... Dr. Mills
Lee Garlington ... Carol Sandman
Toni Sawyer ... Doris
Haing S. Ngor ... Mr. Ho
Romy Rosemont ... Anya Stasiuk
Danny Rimmer Danny Rimmer ... Young Bobbie
Ruth de Sosa ... Young Rose Ivanovich
Richard Schiff ... Young Bill Ivanovich
Stephen Taylor Knott Stephen Taylor Knott ... Young Paul Ivanovich
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Storyline

Life is going well for Bob Jones: great job, beautiful loving wife and a baby on the way. Then he finds out that he has kidney cancer that will leave him dead within months. He sets out to videotape his life's acquired wisdom for his child, and ends up on a voyage of self-discovery and reconciliation. Written by Reid Gagle

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every moment counts

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature subject matter | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,536,098, 14 November 1993

Gross USA:

$27,804,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,804,899
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marisa Tomei and Mary-Louise Parker tested for the role of Gail. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Bob is videotaping the hotel room, he zooms in on Gail's stomach, which is very large and round, expecting a child. In the next scene at the wedding reception, it shows them dancing around, and her standing there clapping, and there is no pregnancy belly. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Ho: Mr. Jones?
Bob Jones: Look, just so you know, I'm looking for a miracle here, so...
Mr. Ho: You believe in miracles?
Bob Jones: I will if this works.
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Crazy Credits

Movie dedication by Bruce Joel Rubin - In memory of my mother Sondra Rubin See more »

Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Some Enchanted Evening
Written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Ezio Pinza
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Underrated masterpeice.
13 July 2001 | by jaceydoe-2See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that comes along sometimes and knocks you to the floor by absolute surprise. Sad to say, this is the most underrated film I have ever seen. This is the one film that can break you down into tears every time you watch it. It has a really touching theme as well. The theme is of course, make it count, and that is exactly what Bob, Michael Keaton, does. I think the most beautiful part of the film is when Bob notifies his wife at the amusement park that it was his due date for death and that he was living on borrowed time. Living on borrowed time from the prayer he made earlier in the film. This film is one of my all time favorites and is a must-see for strong, hard hitting tear jerkers.


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