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Mary & Tim (1996)

Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Michael Pate (film), Colleen McCullough (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candice Bergen ... Mary Horton
Richard Kiley ... Ron Melville
Tom McCarthy ... Tim Melville (as Thomas McCarthy)
Louise Latham ... Forbsie
Kelli Williams ... Justine Melville
Debra Mooney
Sean O'Bryan
Shirley Knight ... Esther Melville
Rosemary Dunsmore
Norman Parker
Michael Alldredge ... Steve Michaels
Larry Cedar ... Minister
Ed Evanko Ed Evanko ... David Hutman
David Fabrizio ... Bradey
Melissa Papp Melissa Papp ... Exercise Woman
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Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing. Written by Derek Chong <d2chong@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary et Tim See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Richard Kiley, who played Tim's father Ron, also played Paddy Cleary-a character in the mini-series adaptation of "The Thorn Birds" written by Colleen McCullough, who also wrote "Tim", the book based on the original version of "Mary & Tim." See more »

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Version of Tim (1979) See more »

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GREAT remake of "TIM X"
24 October 2005 | by secretfantasiaSee all my reviews

"Mary and Tim" is a really great, warm and touching film which I have enjoyed seeing a few times now. I think that both Candice and Thomas, who plays the two main characters, are superb in these roles. It's great to see this version and also the changes they have made from the original version "Tim X" with Mel Gibson and Piper Laurie from 1979. I LOVED the original film and I thought both Mel Gibson and the extraordinary Piper Laurie should have won academy awards for their performances. The bad thing about the original is that, although the actors are brilliant, the film itself are a bit cheap in terms of how it's made. Must have been a low-budget Australian adventure. However, in this 1996 re-make TV version, it's very good quality for a TV film.

I think that the actor who plays Tim deserves to be recognized more for his acting. I think he was very good in this film, and played a role you very rarely see a young actor playing. Candice Bergen is always great. I love the idea of a young guy and an older woman, and it's all done in great taste and touches upon the subject that you should NEVER judge anyone because of how they feel emotionally for another person, or judge anyone who might be a little "slow", like Tim is.

Rocco


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