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The Bucket List (2007)

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

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Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life. Written by r2k443

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Rated PG-13 for language, including a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$161,840 (USA) (21 December 2007)

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$93,452,056 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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Carter is a mechanic. Morgan Freeman, in real-life, worked as a mechanic in the U.S. Air Force. See more »

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Taped on the hospital wall next to Carter's bed is a illustration on orange paper that reads 'I love you grandpa'. Its position on the wall changes throughout the scene See more »

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Carter Chambers: Edward Perriman Cole died in May. It was a Sunday afternoon, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky...
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Referenced in Parks and Recreation: End of the World (2011) See more »

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On the Road Again
Written by Floyd Jones and Alan Wilson
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records Inc.
By Arrangement with pigFACTORY USA
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Oscar worthy
3 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know that feeling when you walk out of a movie and think "God, that was just such a great film"? It takes a lot for me to think that... especially when it's a movie about two men who have cancer... but this movie really did it for me, as well as everyone else in the theater. I saw the movie at its first ever screening in Pasadena and it was just wonderful... even with temp music and unfinished visual effects! Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman were truly amazing together - it's a film about cancer, and yet the two were able to balance the comedy and the drama of the script in such the perfect way that the audience loved every moment of the movie. The script was quite original, which was such a breath of fresh air, and the acting couldn't have been any better. I would recommend this film to anyone and everyone - as it was such a feel-good movie that made you both laugh and cry at the same time - something you don't come across too often. Not only did the audience applaud the movie at the end, but EVERY single viewer who stayed to give comments agreed that the movie was "Excellent"... I can't imagine how often that happens. I'd be surprised if this movie isn't up for some Oscar or another come next year.


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