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Terminal Cancer Patients on Movie Posters (II)

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Title: An Act of Murder

Country: USA

Year: 1948

Director: Michael Gordon

Music: Daniele Amfitheatrof

Screenwriter: Michael Blankfort and Ernst Lothar (novel).

Cast: Fredric March, Edmond O'Brien, Florence Eldridge, Geraldine Brooks, Stanley Ridges, John McIntire, Frederic Tozere, Will Wright, Virginia Brissac, Francis McDonald and Mary Servoss.

Color: Black and White

Runtime: 91 minutes

Genre: Drama

Production Companies: Universal International Pictures (UI).

Comment: Catherine Cooke (Florence Eldridge) has a terminal brain tumour.


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Title: Cries and Whispers

Original Title: Viskningar och rop

Country: Sweden

Year: 1972

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Screenwriter: Ingmar Bergman

Cast: Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thilin, Liv Ullmann, Anders Ek, Inga Gill, Erland Josephson, Henning Moritzen and Georg Årlin.

Color: Color

Runtime: 106 minutes

Genre: Drama

Production Companies: Cinematograph AB and Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI).

Comment: Agnes (Harriet Andersson) dies of cervical cancer.


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Title: Promises in the Dark

Country: USA

Year: 1979

Director: Jerome Hellman

Music: Leonard Rosenman

Screenwriter: Loring Mandel

Cast: Marsha Mason, Ned Beatty, Susan Clark, Michael Brandon, Kathleen Beller, Paul Clemens, Donald Moffat, Philip Sterling, Bonnie Bartlett, James Noble, Arthur Rosenberg and Peggy McCay.

Color: Color

Runtime: 118 minutes

Genre: Drama

Production Companies: Jerome Hellman Produc-tions and Orion Pictures Corporation.

Comment: Buffy (Elizabeth) Keonig (Kathleen Beller) has terminal osteosarcoma.


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Title: One True Thing

Country: USA

Year: 1998

Director: Carl Franklin

Music: Cliff Eidelman

Screenwriter: Karen Croner and Anna Quindlen (novel).

Cast: Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott, Nicky Katt, Lauren Graham, Nicky Katt, James Eckhouse, Patrick Breen, Gerrit Graham, David Byron, Stephen Peabody, Lizbeth MacKay and Mary Catherine Wright.

Color: Color

Runtime: 127 minutes

Genre: Drama

Production Companies: Monarch Pictures, Ufland and Universal Pictures.

Comment: Kate Gulden (Meryl Streep) (left centre) has non-specific terminal cancer.


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Title: Stepmom

Country: USA

Year: 1998

Director: Chris Columbus

Music: John Williams

Screenwriter: Gigi Levangie, Jessie Nelson, Steven Rogers, Karen Leigh Hopkins and Ronald Bass.

Cast: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone, Liam Aiken, Lynn Whitfield, Darrell Larson, Mary Louise Wilson, Andre B. Blake, Russel Harper, Jack Tagle and Lu Celania Sierra.

Color: Color

Runtime: 124 minutes

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Production Companies: 1492 Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Shoelace Productions and TriStar Pictures.

Comment: Jacky Harrison (Susan Sarandon) has non-specific terminal cancer.


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Title: Innocence

Country: Australia y Belgium

Year: 2000

Director: Paul Cox

Music: Paul Grabowsky

Screenwriter: Paul Cox

Cast: Julia Blake, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Terry Norris, Robert Menzies, Marta Dusseldorp, Kristien Van Pellicom, Kenny Aernouts, Chris Haywood, Norman Kaye, Joey Kennedy and Liz Windsor.

Color: Color

Runtime: 94 minutes

Genre: Drama, Romance

Production Companies: CinéTé, Film Victoria, Fireworks Pictures, Het Fonds in Vladderen, Illumination Films, International Film Festival Ghent, New Oz Productions, Showtime Australia, South Australian Film Corporation and Strand.

Comment: Andreas Borg (Charles "Bud" Tingwell) (seen as young man at left) has non-specific terminal cancer and refuses treatment.


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Title: Autumn in New York

Country: USA

Year: 2000

Director: Joan Chen

Music: Gabriel Yared

Screenwriter: Allison Burnett

Cast: Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, Anthony Lapaglia, Elaine Stritch, Vera Farmiga, Sherry Stringfield, Jill Hennesy, J.K. Simmons, Sam Trammell, Mary Beth Hurt, Kali Rocha and Steven Randazzo.

Color: Color

Runtime: 103 minutes

Genre: Drama, Romance

Production Companies: Lakeshore Entertainment y United Artists.

Comment: Charlotte Fielding (Winona Ryder) (right) as a neuroblastoma that eventually kills her.


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Title: Space Cowboys

Country: USA

Year: 2000

Director: Clint Eastwood

Music: Clint Eastwood and Lennie Niehaus.

Screenwriter: Ken Kaufman and Howard Klausner.

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, James Cromwell, Marcia Gay Harden, William Devane, Loren Dean, Courtney B. Vance, Barbara Babcock and Rade Serbedzija.

Color: Color

Runtime: 130 minutes

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Adventure and Sci-Fi.

Production Companies: Clipsal Films, Mad Chance, Malpaso Productions, Village Roadshow Pictures and Warner Bros Pictures.

Comment: Hawk Hawkins (Tommy Lee Jones) (centre-right) has terminal pancreatic cancer.


José Elías García Sánchez1, Enrique García Sánchez1 y María Lucila Merino Marcos2

1Departamento de Medicina Preventiva, Salud Pública y Microbiología Médica. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad de Salamanca (Spain).

2Departamento de Pediatría del Hospital Universitario de Salamanca (Spain).

Correspondence: José Elías García Sánchez. Facultad de Medicina. Avda. Alfonso X El Sabio s/n. 37007 Salamanca (Spain).

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