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Sunshine (1973)

A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

Carol Sobieski, Jacquelyn Helton (suggested by the journal of) (as Jacquelyn M. Helton)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cristina Raines ... Kate Hayden
Cliff De Young ... Sam Hayden
Meg Foster ... Nora
Brenda Vaccaro ... Carol Gillman
Bill Mumy ... Weaver
Alan Fudge ... David
Corey Fischer ... Givitz
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ... Jill Hayden (as Lindsay Green Bush)
Sidney Greenbush ... Jill Hayden (as Sydney Green Bush)
James Hong ... Dr. Wilde
Sarah Valentini Sarah Valentini ... Jill At 6 Months
Bill Stout Bill Stout ... Interviewer
Noble Willingham ... Bartender
Adrian Ricard Adrian Ricard ... Nurse
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A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Something for everyone with the music of John Denver. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunshine See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The 1973 film featured seven songs written (or co-written) by John Denver, including the song "Sunshine on my Shoulders" for which the film is named. In 1974 Denver released "Back Home Again", and he tips his hat to the film with a reference in the third verse: "And your mother called last Friday, Sunshine made her cry" See more »

Connections

Followed by Sunshine Christmas (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

My Sweet Lady
Words and Music: John Denver
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excellently filmed, perfect casting
17 July 2004 | by fortier-1See all my reviews

It has been over thirty years since I first saw this movie and I still remember its effect on me. I bought the novel soon after and read it until the pages fell out. Someone asked me at a job interview who my most influential person and I said Jacquelyn Helton because she had the courage to do what she thought was right all the while knowing what the outcome would be. This movie is an inspiration to anyone who takes life for granted and makes you realize that no matter how long you live whether it is 20 years or a hundred, its not the length but the quality of that life, make it count, and above all else, love.


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