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Tuesdays with Morrie (1999)

A journalist finds himself questioning his own life when his best friend, a dying man, offers him some very powerful wisdom and advice for coping in relationships, careers and society.

Director:

Mick Jackson

Writers:

Thomas Rickman (teleplay) (as Tom Rickman), Mitch Albom (based on the book by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... Morrie Schwartz
Hank Azaria ... Mitch Albom
Wendy Moniz-Grillo ... Janine (as Wendy Moniz)
Caroline Aaron ... Connie
Bonnie Bartlett ... Charlotte
John Carroll Lynch ... Walter
Cloud Michaels Cloud Michaels ... Morrie's Mother
Terri Hanauer ... Eva / Stepmom
Kyle Sullivan ... Young Morrie
Charles Homet Charles Homet ... Rob
Mark Eric Charbonneau ... Jon (as Mark Helm)
Carlton Wilborn ... Eddie (as Carlton Wilton)
Ivo Cutzarida ... Sergio
Dan Thiel ... Shawn Daley
Kimble Jemison Kimble Jemison ... Baseball Player
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Storyline

Mitch became caught up with his career as a sport commentator and journalist. He ignored his girlfriend and did not make time to do things in life that are of the most value to a human being. Morrie was one of Mitch's professors in college and a famous scholar. One day Mitch was watching television and saw Morrie giving an interview stating that he is dying of Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS. Written by Rosemea D.S. MacPherson

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Hank Azaria was mistakenly credited as "Frank Azaria" in the original promotional poster for this film. See more »

Goofs

Previously identified goof states that young Morrie translates the telegram from the hospital into German, and that this is incorrect since the father is Russian. However, young Morrie is translating into Yiddish, not German, which would have been the language used by Russian Jewish immigrants. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Morrie Schwartz: Excuse me, kids.
[greeting people as he walks past]
Morrie Schwartz: Hello, love. How're ya doin'? Hey, Katie.
Mitch Albom: [narrating] Among other things, many other things, my old professor loved to eat. He especially liked tongue. I'd say, "Morrie, that's disgusting. " He'd say, "I'm sorry you think so. I also like cole slaw. Can you handle cole slaw, Mitch?"
Mitch Albom: [narrating] Near the top of the list of things he loved was dancing. He had his own way of dancing. He'd do the Lindy to Jimi Hendrix. He'd jitterbug to... ...
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Connections

Referenced in Keeping the Faith (2000) See more »

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Something's Always Wrong
Written by Todd Nichols and Glen Phillips
Performed by Toad the Wet Sprocket
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Deals with things most people are scared of!
30 July 2001 | by gotnospiceSee all my reviews

Although this movie was a made for TV movie and the fade outs left me feeling like I was about to see a commercial, this movie is great.

This movie deals with aspects of life that people don't like to talk about openly when in reality they are all just part of life: love, friendship, who you are, elderly, and most of all death. This movie addresses death unlike I have seen other movies do. It confronts death straight on and gives you a different view on it all.

Many times during this movie I was left feeling more open minded about things, and this movie also had a wealth of quotes one could live by.

The acting in the movie was good, the messages conveyed are heavy messages that you have to really think about.

The direction, lighting, and cinematography were all fairly good.

I recommend this movie if you want to learn more about yourself and your future.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Tuesdays with Morrie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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