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A Time to Live (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 28 October 1985
The problems of a mother who helps her son in his struggles against muscular dystrophy. From the true story of Peter and Mary-Lou Weisman.

Director:

Rick Wallace

Writers:

John McGreevey (teleplay by), Mary-Lou Weisman (book)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liza Minnelli ... Mary-Lou Weisman
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Larry Weisman
Swoosie Kurtz ... Patricia
Scott Schwartz ... Adam Weisman
Corey Haim ... Peter Weisman
Henry G. Sanders ... Fred
Janine Manatis Janine Manatis ... Mangie
Karen Shallo Karen Shallo ... Betty Vehon
Kurt Reis Kurt Reis ... Kurt Vehon
Tre Smith ... Jeff (as Trevor Smith)
François Klanfer François Klanfer ... Julian-Serre
Ken Pogue ... Dr. Doran
Samantha Langevin ... Dr. Ulmer
Chuck Shamata ... Dr. Strathmore
Richard Allan Heft Richard Allan Heft ... Student
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The problems of a mother who helps her son in his struggles against muscular dystrophy. From the true story of Peter and Mary-Lou Weisman. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Gebaseerd op de bestseller "Intensive Care" van Mary-Lou Weisman (Dutch) Based on the bestseller "Intensive Care" from Mary-Lou Weisman

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Liza carries the film....
1 June 1999 | by Cupid-3See all my reviews

Another heart-wrenching story of helpless parents coping with a terminally ill child, diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. Liza Minelli's performance is outstanding. Totally devoted to caring for her son and preparing to go to any lengths to improve the condition of his health, her portrayal is not only admirable, but inspirational too. Appearing both frustrated and angry, but never revealing her weakness for her son to see, you can really empathize with what she has to endure. The obvious tragedy is that this boy will never have the chance to live his whole life. The underlying tragedy is those who are around him won't be able to share that experience with him.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coeur en sursis See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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