Tuesdays With Morrie


2h 1999

Brief Synopsis

Television movie based on Mitch Albom's book about his reunion with his former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz. Mitch Albom lives life in the fast lane. He's an accomplished sportswriter for the "Detroit Free Press"; he jets across the country from one sports event to the next; and his fiancee,

Film Details

Also Known As
Oprah Winfrey Presents: Tuesdays With Morrie
Release Date
1999
Location
Santa Clarita Studios, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Television movie based on Mitch Albom's book about his reunion with his former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz. Mitch Albom lives life in the fast lane. He's an accomplished sportswriter for the "Detroit Free Press"; he jets across the country from one sports event to the next; and his fiancee, Janine, is crazy about him. That all changes when a chance viewing of Ted Koppel's interview with Morrie Schwartz on "Nightline" leads Mitch to reconnect with his old college professor and mentor. Mitch makes contact only to discover that Morrie is dying from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). One visit turns into weekly "Tuesdays With Morrie" give-and-take sessions in which Morrie challenges Mitch to re-evaluate his priorities and his assumptions about success. Their rekindled relationship turns into one final "seminar": Lessons in how to live.

Crew

Blondel Aidoo

Visual Effects Producer

Mitch Albom

Source Material

David Leroy Anderson

Makeup Artist

Deva Anderson

Music Supervisor

Camille Argus

Costume Supervisor

Ed Ayer

Gaffer

Adam Baral

Camera Assistant

Jennifer M Bell

Hair Stylist

Marco Beltrami

Music

Garrett M Benson

Camera Assistant

Gary F Bentley

Special Effects Coordinator

Brink Brydon

Best Boy Electric

Anthony Cappello

Camera Assistant

Matthew Carlisle

Assistant Director

Michael Casper

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jack Chouchanian

Key Grip

Robin Citrin

Location Manager

Kate Forte

Executive Producer

Derek Freda

Production Supervisor

David J Frederick

Camera Operator

Dennis Fuller

Boom Operator

Lauri Gaffin

Set Decorator

Quinn Grave

Best Boy Grip

Bob Gray

Camera Operator

Margaret Guinee

Assistant Editor

Walt Hadfield

Construction Coordinator

David Hankins

Sound Editor

Amanda Harding

Casting Associate

Susan Heyer

Associate Producer

Steve Irwin

Video Playback

Daniel Leahy

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Carol Littleton

Editor

Mindy Marin

Casting

Zelda Mattox

Transportation Captain

Danny Moder

Camera Assistant

Bob Newlan

Sound Editor

Jennifer Ogden

Unit Production Manager

Jennifer Ogden

Supervising Producer

Tom Rickman

Writer

J. Michael Riva

Production Designer

Steve Rundell

Visual Effects Supervisor

Alan K Shultz

Dolly Grip

Maria Simon

Transportation Coordinator

K D Smith

Production Coordinator

Tom Snyder

Assistant Director

Jim Tanenbaum

Sound Mixer

Tracy Tynan

Costume Designer

Theo Van De Sande

Director Of Photography

Brenda Wachel

Script Supervisor

Oprah Winfrey

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Oprah Winfrey Presents: Tuesdays With Morrie
Release Date
1999
Location
Santa Clarita Studios, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States December 5, 1999

Aired in United States May 23, 2000

Released in United States on Video May 23, 2000

Milt Jackson received the 1999 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Television Movie from the Directors Guild of America.

Telecast as a presentation of "Oprah Winfrey Presents."

Began shooting July 15, 1999.

Completed shooting late August 1999.