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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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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

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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:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Hank Azaria was mistakenly credited as "Frank Azaria" in the original promotional poster for this film. 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: 'Tis the Fifteenth Season (2003) See more »

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Something's Always Wrong
By Toad the Wet Sprocket
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A wonderful film to see with family, and without commercials.
5 December 1999 | by amykaySee all my reviews

Tuesdays with Morrie was ideally suited for the format of a television movie. A series of vignettes with narration from Hank Azaria, a film based chiefly on dialogue and example, Tuesdays with Morrie is a heartwarming reminder to all of what is important in life--even for people who believe they have it all figured out. Hank Azaria delivers a rare and precise dramatic performance. Jack Lemmon, of course, is right on the money. If at all possible, view the movie without commercial interruption. Somehow corporate sponsorship doesn't fit.


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