Tuesdays with Morrie (film)

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Tuesdays with Morrie
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Based on Tuesdays with Morrie
by Mitch Albom
Screenplay by Thomas Rickman
Directed by Mick Jackson
Starring Jack Lemmon
Hank Azaria
Theme music composer Marco Beltrami
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Executive Producers: Kate Forte
Oprah Winfrey
Associate Producer: Susan Heyer
Supervising Producer: Jennifer Ogden
Cinematography Theo van de Sande
Editor(s) Carol Littleton
Running time 89 minutes
Production company(s) Carlton America
Harpo Productions
Distributor ABC
Original release December 5, 1999

Tuesdays with Morrie is a 1999 television film adaptation of Mitch Albom's book of the same title.[1] It features Jack Lemmon in a role for which he won an Emmy award.[2]


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. Now he has learned that Morrie, one of his old professors, is dying of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's disease" or ALS. Reconnecting with Morrie teaches Mitch a lot about his old friend and himself.

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The movie brought in a 15.2/22 rating/share, and was watched by 22.5 million viewers, ranking as the most watched program that week.[3][4]


Year Award Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result
2000[5] Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Jack Lemmon Nominated
Primetime Emmy Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Carol Littleton Won
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Jack Lemmon Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Hank Azaria Won
Outstanding Made for Television Movie Tuesdays with Morrie Won
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie James M. Tanenbaum, Daniel J. Leahy, Michael C. Casper Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Jack Lemmon Won
Hank Azaria Nominated


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