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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.

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Paul Ivanovich
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Bill Ivanovich
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Rose Ivanovich
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Dr. Mills
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Doris
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Anya Stasiuk
Danny Rimmer ...
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Ruth de Sosa ...
Young Rose Ivanovich
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Young Bill Ivanovich
Stephen Taylor Knott ...
Young Paul Ivanovich
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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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Rated PG-13 for mature subject matter | See all certifications »

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12 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Mi vida  »

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$27,484,464
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Dedicated to Sondra Rubin, Writer and Director Bruce Joel Rubin's mother. See more »

Goofs

When Bob is at the amusement park & walking down the ramp to get on the roller coaster (which is really Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA), it's obvious he is going the wrong way down the exit ramp rather than using the real entrance. In the next shot, he is shown on the other side of the roller coaster track getting into the coaster. See more »

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Mr. Ho: It's not enough to marry goodness, you have to find it in yourself.
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Movie dedication by Bruce Joel Rubin - In memory of my mother Sondra Rubin See more »

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Referenced in Creep (2014) See more »

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Chariots of Fire
Written and Performed by Vangelis
Courtesy of Polygram Special Markets
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A film close to my heart.
10 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I lost my father as a very small boy.So small,in fact,that I have no recollection of him whatsoever.This fact is what drew me to view this movie,otherwise it would have been overlooked.My father's death was sudden,so he really had no time to prepare in the way that Michael Keaton's character did here.Bob Jones did what he had to do to make sure his newborn son would not grow up without him,and this is what touched my heart about this movie.Also,the scene where a near death Jones limps to his son's room,up to his crib,touching him gently, and explaining to him that "this whole dying thing wasn't my idea". This one,short moment,was enough to console me through my lifelong sadness of having to grow up without my own dad.His dying wasn't his idea.From a reviewer's standpoint,this perhaps is not a great film, (the ending was unbelievably sappy),but it will always have a special place in my heart for personal reasons.Those of you with fathers, those of you who have lost fathers,and those of you who are fathers should see this movie.


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