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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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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:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary et Tim See more »

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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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Version of Tim (1979) See more »

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Simple Heartwarming Movie!!!.
5 May 2005 | by nifabsSee all my reviews

I admire the simple way love is played in this movie, Candy Bergen is a striking actress with wit, experience and talent, while Tom McCarthy(Saint Maybe)gives a fair turn as the "slow" young man who falls for her and gets her to fall in love with him.

Initially I dreaded the match because of Tim's doggedness but there is a vulnerability in him, a craving which needs fulfilment and this finds a likeness in Mary. Tim slowly wears down her resistance and it's touching to see him want to take care of her and look after her even if he knows quite clearly that she is older than him.

His father also recognises that there is a bond which is stronger than most people can comprehend which is why he wants Mary to be Tim's legal guardian.

Touching movie, which I have seen again and again and still would see!!! 7 out of 10.......


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