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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 overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... Morrie Schwartz
Hank Azaria ... Mitch Albom
Wendy Moniz ... Janine
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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Biography | Drama

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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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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Last credited film role of Jack Lemmon. See more »

Goofs

When the young Morrie reads the telegram from the hospital where his mother has died, he translates it into German for the benefit of his father. But his father is Russian. 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 The Simpsons: Thursdays with Abie (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

O mio babbino caro
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano.
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Oprah's Doing
13 January 2005 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Even though Oprah funded / supported this film with the change she had in her left pocket, her involvement in making this film possible was worthy. Jack Lemmon gives another brilliant / unrecognized performance as Morrie, the old friend and teacher who is preparing himself to die. Hank Azaria is surprisingly good as well. For a change, Azaria moves away from his work in comedy and many of his character driven roles to play a heart-filled character. By the second half of the movie, you forget that he is the voice of many Simpson characters. The ending of this movie is worth watching this movie again and again and again. If you have ever had to say goodbye to a loved one, you will understand and be a fan of Tuesdays with Morrie.


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