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Mary & Tim (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 3 November 1996
The love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.


Glenn Jordan


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




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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The love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.

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Did You Know?


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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sweet movie with Candice Bergen as the older woman
1 May 2002 | by fedupwithu2See all my reviews

Candice Bergen plays a contented 50-ist widow settled into her life as a single, when a slightly learning-disabled younger hunk careens into her life as the butt of a practical joke, damaging her garden. He turns out to be a talented gardener, and starts his magic on her garden, and on her. Tim's super-achiever sister marries into a wealthy family, who are, frankly, embarrassed at having a "retard" in the family. Mary (Candice Bergen) teaches Tim to read, and Tim gradually starts to experience grown-up feelings toward Mary. Thomas McCarthy is very convincing as Tim, and he plays the part with ease, and naturally. Candice Bergen is, and always has been, one of my favorite actresses, who's striking beauty has stayed with her into maturity. I saw this on the Hallmark Channel & really enjoyed the simple plot and emotional dynamics. A bit of a tear-jerker, but nice, relaxing entertainment.

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3 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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