Mick Jackson | Director
Jack Lemmon | Morrie Schwartz
Hank Azaria | Mitch Albom
Wendy Moniz | Janine
Caroline Aaron | Connie
Bonnie Bartlett | Charlotte
Aaron Lustig | Rabbi Al Axelrod
Bruce Nozick | Morrie's Father
Ivo Cutzarida | Sergio
John Carroll Lynch | Walter
Dan Thiel | Shawn Daley
Kyle Sullivan | Young Morrie
Christian J. Meoli | Aldo
"...perhaps the best network television movie in recent memory, a story of surprising wit and humanity, formed with simple grace around the last months of the real-life Brandeis professor and Newton native Morrie Schwartz."
- John Koch, The Boston Globe
"Does the book justice - a pretty impressive feat."
-Ray Richmond, Daily Variety
Oprah Winfrey approached Mitch Albom about turning Tuesdays With Morrie into a made-for-television film not long after the book was published. The film, which aired on ABC-TV in December 1999, was directed by Mick Jackson and starred Jack Lemmon, as Morrie, in what was to be his last major role and one he would subsequently say was “my favorite.”
Lemmon was rewarded with the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Mini-Series or Movie Emmy for his performance. Hank Azaria, who played Mitch, also won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor and the film won the Emmy for Outstanding Made-For-Television Movie. With an audience of nearly 25 million people, it was the most watched TV film of the year.
- Lloyd Kramer | Director
- Jon Voight | Eddie
- Ellen Burstyn | Ruby
- Jeff Daniels | Blue Man
- Dagmara Dominczyk | Marguerite
- Steven Grayhm | Young Eddie
- Michael Imperioli | Captain
- Callum Keith Rennie | Eddie's father
- Rebecca Jenkins | Eddie's mother
- Callahan Brebner | Eddie as a boy
- Nicaela Weigel | Tala
- Shelbie Weigel | Tala
- Darcy Cadman | Young Joe
- Tim O'Halloran | Mickey Shea
- Zak Santiago | Dominguez
- Emy Aneke | Willy
- Elias Toufexis | Morton
- Billy Wickman | Smitty
- Kett Turton | Rabozzo
- Ava Hughes | Amy
- Hiro Kanagawa | Japanese Guard 1
- Taku Kawai | Japanese Guard 2
- Pablo Coffey | Pastor
- Janine Sabino-Albom | Swing Band Singer [/expand]
"Earns tears with finesse and fearlessness."
- The Washington Post
"A miniature war movie, a revenge drama, a love story and a classic tale."
- Chicago Tribune
"Beautifully acted and gorgeously produced."
- USA Today
Hallmark Entertainment produced the three hour TV event of The Five People You Meet in Heaven, which aired on ABC-TV in December 2004 with an all star cast of Academy Award Winner Jon Voight, as Eddie, Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn, as Ruby, Emmy Award Winner Michael Imperioli, as the Captain, and Golden Globe nominee Jeff Daniels, as the Blue Man.
It was the first film of his books for which Mitch wrote the screenplay. Directed by Lloyd Kramer, the film was critically acclaimed and the most watched TV movie of the year, with 18.6 million viewers.
- Lloyd Kramer | Director
- Michael Imperioli | Charles Benetto
- Ellen Burstyn | Pauline (Posey) Benetto
- Emily Wickersham | Maria Benetto Lang
- Scott Cohen | Leonard Benetto
- Vadim Imperioli | Young Charley 'Chick' Benetto
- Samantha Mathis | Young Pauline 'Posey' Benetto
- Lexie Drago | Maria Benetto
- Jaclyn Tommer | Roberta Benetto
- Catherine Pierce | Shirley
- Mardi Jones | Young Miss Thelma
- Sara Jerez | Gianna Benetto
"For One More Day is a story about forgiveness, it's about redemption, and ultimately love between a mother and her son. When I read the book, I was so moved by its message, I decided to make it a special Oprah Winfrey Presents television movie."
The ABC Television Network, Harpo Films and Mitch Albom re-teamed for the two-hour television event motion picture Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's "For One More Day," based on Mitch’s book, For One More Day. Directed by Lloyd Kramer (“The Five People You Meet in Heaven” ) and starring Emmy Award winning actor Michael Imperioli (“The Sopranos”) and Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn (“The Fountain,” “The Exorcist,”) the film premiered Sunday, December 9, 2007.
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Burstyn received a Screen Actors’ Guild award nomination for her role as Posey Benetto, while director Lloyd Kramer was nominated for a Directors Guild award. The film won the 2008 Satellite Award forBest Motion Picture Made for Television.
- Jon Avnet | Director
- Laurence Fishburne | Henry Covington
- Bradley Whitford | Mitch Albom
- Martin Landau | Albert Lewis
- Anika Noni Rose | Annette Covington
- Mykelti Williamson | Donnie
- Deanna Dunagan | Sarah Lewis
- Melinda McGraw | Janine
- Anthony Castelow | Cass
- Bryce Clyde Jenkins | Young Henry
- Langston Fishburne | Henry in 20’s
- Wayne David Parker | Gene
- Jonathan Adams | Willie Covington
- April Parker Jones | Wilma Covington
- Larry VanBuren, Jr. | Derrick Covington
"One of their best productions ever...An engrossing story, true emotional impact, and some of the best performances seen on TV this year."
- The Huffington Post
"From the street-wise spiritual insight of Covington, to Lewis’ timeless wisdom, to the touching eulogy Albom delivers at the end of the film, it is both inspiring and moving, sometimes in surprising ways."
"A lovely, earnest exploration of faith and a rare holiday recognition that every religion demands more from us than cards and toys." --USA Today
"Challenging. Engaging. Entertaining. Thought provoking."
A major made-for-television movie, the film version of Have a Little Faith aired Sunday, November 27, 2011 on ABC. It was the first Hallmark Hall of Fame film broadcast on ABC since 1995. Filmed in Detroit and even at Pilgrim Church, home to the late Pastor Henry Covington, the film stars Laurence Fishburne, Martin Landau, Brad Whitford and Anika Noni Rose.
a film by Jesse Nesser
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