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My Life (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 November 1993 (USA)
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A terminally ill man prepares for his death.

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Bruce Joel Rubin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Bob Jones
Nicole Kidman ... Gail Jones
Bradley Whitford ... Paul Ivanovich
Queen Latifah ... Theresa
Michael Constantine ... Bill Ivanovich
Rebecca Schull ... Rose Ivanovich
Mark Lowenthal Mark Lowenthal ... Dr. Mills
Lee Garlington ... Carol Sandman
Toni Sawyer ... Doris
Haing S. Ngor ... Mr. Ho
Romy Rosemont ... Anya Stasiuk
Danny Rimmer Danny Rimmer ... Young Bobbie
Ruth de Sosa Ruth de Sosa ... Young Rose Ivanovich
Richard Schiff ... Young Bill Ivanovich
Stephen Taylor Knott Stephen Taylor Knott ... Young Paul Ivanovich
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Storyline

Life is going well for Bob Jones: great job, beautiful loving wife and a baby on the way. Then he finds out that he has kidney cancer that will leave him dead within months. He sets out to videotape his life's acquired wisdom for his child, and ends up on a voyage of self-discovery and reconciliation. Written by Reid Gagle

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every moment counts

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature subject matter | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,536,098, 14 November 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,484,464
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dedicated to Sondra Rubin, Writer and Director Bruce Joel Rubin's mother. See more »

Goofs

When Bob is at the amusement park & walking down the ramp to get on the roller coaster (which is really Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA), it's obvious he is going the wrong way down the exit ramp rather than using the real entrance. In the next shot, he is shown on the other side of the roller coaster track getting into the coaster. See more »

Quotes

Bob Jones: Dying's a really hard way to learn about life.
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Crazy Credits

Movie dedication by Bruce Joel Rubin - In memory of my mother Sondra Rubin See more »

Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell-Overture
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by the New York Philharmonic
Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Courtesy of Sony Classical
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Different experience for me this time...
24 November 2004 | by CutesomeheadSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie when it came out in 1993 and then I thought it was a brilliant film and I was one of the many people sobbing in the theatre. Last night was the 3 year anniversary of the death of my father to leukemia and this movie happened to be on TV. I got to watch it from an entirely different perspective and I have to say, after watching my father deteriorate and pass away, this movie was one of the most accurate portrayals of the last months & days of a cancer victims life (especially the death scene itself). I just wanted to give it my highest praise for showing the pain that is inflicted on all the family and reminding me my dad is finally out of pain & got to "ride his roller-coaster"

Thank you.


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