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Another Harvest Moon (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama | 6 October 2010 (USA)
An elderly dementia patient must decide whether to leave this world under his own conditions, before he loses his dignity, or give in to his loving family and nursing home roommates' appeals to fight on and risk losing it.

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Greg Swartz

Writer:

Jeremy T. Black
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ernest Borgnine ... Frank
Piper Laurie ... June
Anne Meara ... Ella
Doris Roberts ... Alice
Richard Schiff ... Jeffrey
Cybill Shepherd ... Vickie
Sunkrish Bala ... Paul
Amber Benson ... Gretchen
Clay Bravo ... Rita
Cameron Monaghan ... Jack
Dale Waddington ... Rebecca (as Dale Waddington Horowitz)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabriel F. Bellotti ... Boy on Bus
Kate Caffrey Kate Caffrey ... Woman
Candace O'Donnell Candace O'Donnell
Liz Rebert Liz Rebert ... Nurse Linda
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An elderly dementia patient must decide whether to leave this world under his own conditions, before he loses his dignity, or give in to his loving family and nursing home roommates' appeals to fight on and risk losing it.

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When Dignity Means Everything.

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material | See all certifications »
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6 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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The Kid Inside
Written by Rick Garcia, William V. Malpede and Kenneth Karman
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Produced by John Avila, Rick Garcia and William V. Malpede
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One of Borgnine's final films awards the veteran actor a sincere send-off.
12 September 2015 | by Maladjusted_1See all my reviews

A 92-year-old Ernest Borgnine delivers an outstanding performance in 'Another Harvest Moon' as a dementia sufferer who considers ending his life with dignity before it's too late. A number of accomplished actors and actresses join Borgnine, including Cybill Shepherd (Robert De Niro's love interest in 'Taxi Driver') and Piper Laurie (the creepy mother in 'Carrie'). The performances are consistently strong, and completely convincing. Whilst the themes of the film aren't very original, 'Another Harvest Moon' delivers its narrative without losing its integrity. There are no Nurse Ratcheds tormenting the care home's residents, and all of the characters are, fundamentally, good and likable people. (This may explain its commercial failure!) Borgnine's co-residents include a woman in the advanced stages of dementia (Laurie), another with debilitating hip problems (Anne Meara), and a third with terminal cancer (Doris Roberts). Their history, problems and conversations are surprisingly interesting; Jeremy T. Black deserves praise for creating such ordinary yet vivid characters. 'Another Harvest Moon' is, in a word, realistic. Whilst it has its sad moments, the title is not exploitative, awarding its characters the dignity they so desperately cling to. Don't be deterred by the number of votes (fewer than 150 when I wrote this review), as Greg Swartz's film is probably the most unfairly obscure title I've ever seen. (Also, if you're attracted by strong scores, Kenny Barron's soundtrack for 'Another Harvest Moon' is excellent.)


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