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Saving Milly (2005)

True story based on the best-selling book by Mort Kondracke.

Director:

Dan Curtis

Writers:

Jeff Arch (teleplay), Morton Kondracke (based on the book "Saving Milly: Love, Politics and Parkinson's Disease" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Greenwood ... Mort Kondracke
Madeleine Stowe ... Milly
Robert Wisden ... Fred Barnes
Claudia Ferri ... Norma Alvarado
Allison Hossack Allison Hossack
Rob LaBelle ... Mark
Brenda Campbell ... Joan Samuelson
Kyla Wise ... Andrea Kondracke (as Kyla Anderson)
Erica Carroll ... Alexandra Kondracke
Kylee Dubois Kylee Dubois ... Alexandra Kondracke (Age 16) (as Kyle Dubois)
Jessica Lowndes ... Andrea Kondracke (Age 15)
Jose Del Buey Jose Del Buey ... Carlos
Dan Joffre ... Tony Hot Dog (as David 'Dan' Joffre)
Leah Cairns ... Senator's Aide
Susan Hogan ... Senator Bates
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Storyline

True story based on the best-selling book by Mort Kondracke.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Milly, maradj velem! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filming was completed in just over three weeks during late November/early December 2004. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #12.106 (2005) See more »

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Parkinson's and politics
11 November 2009 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

This is a true-story of Milly Kondrake, a political activist who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.Her husband, Mort, tells her story in the congress.In the 60's, Mort is a young journalist who falls for Milly Martinez, a Vassar graduate, who is part-Mexican, part-Catholic and part-Jewish.After a few difficulties they get married.In 1987 she finds some weird symptoms in her.She finds a change in her handwriting and there's some tremor.At the age of 47 she becomes diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.Her husband stays by her side, trying to do anything in saving Milly.Dan Curtis is the director Saving Milly (2005).It's based on Morton Kondrake's book.Madeleine Stowe is amazing as Milly.First she is this young woman filled with joy for life, and then she becomes this aging woman with a terrible disease who wants to die.Bruce Greenwood is terrific portraying her husband Mort with all his flaws, including alcoholism.Robert Wisden is great as Fred Barnes.Claudia Ferri is very good as Norma Alvarado.Rob LaBelle plays Mark, and he's good.This is a good TV movie about an important topic.Also Michael J. Fox, who has Parkinson's, is seen in this movie.We see his famous speech he gave in the congress.It's most touching to see him talking straight to the camera in the end.He says how practically nothing has been done in finding cure for Parkinson's disease.But Michael is hopeful.And so am I.


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