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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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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 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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,484,464
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bob (Michael Keaton) tells his wife, "No son of mine is going to be called Zack. He'll get killed at school." Keaton starred in Multiplicity (1996), and his on-screen son was called Zack. 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 »

Quotes

Gail: I don't understand how you can open your heart to a camera and I'm, I am flesh and blood! I feel like I have already lost you!
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Crazy Credits

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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Over the Rainbow
Written by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
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A film close to my heart.
10 January 2002 | by SmileysWorldSee 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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