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
Editor(s) Carol Littleton
Cinematography Theo van de Sande
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 Mitch's 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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