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Reach for Me (2008)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 5 April 2009 (USA)
Dying is hell - and Alvin's going to make sure everyone knows it. Academy Award nominees Seymour Cassell & Alfre Woodard star. AARP Movies for Grownups Award-winner.

Director:

LeVar Burton
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Cast

Cast overview:
Seymour Cassel ... Alvin
Johnny Whitworth ... Kevin
Lacey Chabert ... Sarah
Alfre Woodard ... Nurse Evelyn
Adrienne Barbeau ... Valerie
Charlene Blaine ... Nell
Larry Hankin ... Elliot
LeVar Burton ... Nurse Nathaniel
Susan R. Rodgers Susan R. Rodgers ... Nurse Susan
Don Agronsky Don Agronsky ... Crazy Johnny
Kelsey Krosskove Kelsey Krosskove ... Candy Striper
Jennifer Nelson Jennifer Nelson ... Hydro Therapist
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Storyline

Alvin is a cantankerous old man in a hospice facility, trying to stay amused while he faces his inevitable end. He has memories of a wife he never knew how to love. As he gets to know his roommate Kevin, a young man with terminal cancer, he begins to reconsider what he has left in life. To everyone's surprise including himself, Alvin begins to embrace his final days when he falls in love with a woman who is also dying. Written by Timothy Shary

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love | old man | hospice | cancer | widower | See All (29) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
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PG and G versions available See more »

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Father and Son
Written & Performed by Paul Nicoll
Courtesy of Armed Pussy Cat Records
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Sad
26 October 2020 | by fmwongmdSee all my reviews

A rather sad view of hospice care through the actions of a few individuals.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

5 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvin W See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$100,000, 16 January 2011
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1.85 : 1
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