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Dying Young (21-Jun-1991)

Director: Joel Schumacher

Writer: Richard Friedenberg

From novel: Dying Young by Marti Leimbach

Music by: James Newton Howard

Producers: Sally Field; Kevin McCormick

Keywords: Romantic Drama, Terminal Illness

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ellen Burstyn
7-Dec-1932   Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Colleen Dewhurst
3-Jun-1924 2-Aug-1991 Murphy Brown's mother
Vincent D'Onofrio
30-Jun-1959   Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Howard Morris
4-Sep-1919 21-May-2005 Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show
Julia Roberts
28-Oct-1967   Pretty Woman
Campbell Scott
19-Jul-1961   The Spanish Prisoner
David Selby
5-Feb-1941   Richard Channing on Falcon Crest
Alex Trebek
Game Show Host
22-Jul-1940   Jeopardy


Julia Roberts   ...   Hilary O'Neil
Campbell Scott   ...   Victor Geddes
Vincent D'Onofrio   ...   Gordon
Colleen Dewhurst   ...   Estelle Whittier
David Selby   ...   Richard Geddes
George Martin   ...   Malachi
A. J. Johnson   ...   Shauna
Ellen Burstyn   ...   Mrs. O'Neil
Dion Anderson   ...   Cappy
Daniel Beer   ...   Danny
Behrooz Afrakhan   ...   Moamar
Michael Halton   ...   Gordon's Friend
Larry Nash   ...   Assistant
Alex Trebek   ...   Himself
Richard Friedenberg   ...   Jeopardy Contestant
Duncan Henderson   ...   Jeopardy Contestant
Bettina Rose   ...   Jeopardy Contestant
Howard Morris   ...   Voice on Jetsons
Fran Lucci   ...   Annabel
John M. Rosenberg   ...   Bandleader
Patrick Cage   ...   Shauna's Boyfriend
Tim Bohn   ...   Guest
Children in Hospital
Holly Del Russo   ...   Child in Hospital
Trevor Fant   ...   Child in Hospital
Kevin O'Connor   ...   Child in Hospital
Lauren Oymainan   ...   Child in Hospital
Erin Vallely   ...   Child in Hospital


Review by anonymous (posted on 28-Jan-2007)

Dying Young was an exceptional film. The cinamatogrophy was beautiful. I felt as though I was there when they went to the beach house and had lovely evenings with great food and candles. Colleen Dewhurst was so real and strong. Campbell, Colleen's son in real life, was someone to aspire to. He really wanted a "normal" life and wasn't afraid of anything, including death, to find it. Julia Roberts was perfect for her part. She brought a "real" perspective to the world of the Gettys. The music, atmosphere, and dialog will take you to another world that could be just outside your own door. I hope you will all enjoy this tear jerker movie as much as I did. It has touched me for many years. I still watch it every now and then to escape my world and live in theirs. If only for a moment to explore the possibilities of "what if" and "love will conquer all".

Review by Huong Tickell (posted on 10-Mar-2005)

This was a fine made movie. There were quite number of nice, sweet and touching close up head shots. The sound track was lovely and blend well with each sense. Movie's dialog itself were cute and thoughtful. I love the movie and have been watching it a hundred times. The main characters are beautiful. This is the first of Campbell Scott's film I saw. I am glad to know a new charm and handsome actor.

Review by Shafena Hosein (posted on 9-Aug-2007)

My friends tell me that I am not romantic but this movie made me feel that romantic love does exist. I first saw it last Monday (August 06, 2007) on Fox Life and I was completely taken in by everything; the actors especially Campbell Scott, the landscapes, the songs, everything was in total harmony. As a matter of fact this is the first time I have seen Campbell Scott in a movie and he really is a "Prince Charming." Since then I have been tuning in to see if they will show it again.... If not, I will try to get a copy of the movie. Hope to meet my "Victor" some day....

Review by anonymous (posted on 7-Mar-2006)

I am not a review writer, but I just saw this movie last night and was unable to take my eyes off of it for a second. Campbell Scott was wonderful and I do believe that every woman watching him in this film would be hard pressed not to fall in love. His appearance and mannerisms made him well suited for the role. He crosses the age barrier of women both young and old in his appeal. Julia Roberts was well cast in her role and her performance was wonderful as well. In my opinion it touches the heart in deep places and is well worth viewing. I might add that it was nice to see mother and son together in a film. Thank you

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