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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.

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Glenn Jordan

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color

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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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Candice Bergen Shines
19 October 2009 | by donwc1996See all my reviews

I have been a fan of Candice Bergen for years including her top-rated TV show, Murphy Brown, but I was not prepared for her stellar performance in Mary and Tim a little film I never heard of before. I was certainly familiar with the original movie from which Mary and Tim was taken with Mel Gibson and Piper Laurie - an Australian film part of the Australian New Wave Film Movement. Yet Candice Bergen seems to reinvent herself for Mary and Tim showing such depth and emotion that I was really floored since I had always regarded her as something beautiful to look at and amusing. But in Mary and Tim it's like I had never seen Candice Bergen before she was so new and so different and so remarkable. As always I could not take my eyes off her even when the young stud was parading around in hardly anything at all. That actor, Thomas McCarthy, is excellent and convincing but he's no match for the way Bergen dominates the film and the story. She is a gem and a treasure for achieving what she does in this film.


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