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For One More Day

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.

In the film, Imperioli plays Chick Benetto, a broken-down former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair.

  He returns one night to his small hometown with plans to take his life. At the final moment, he is magically granted one more day with his departed mother, Posey Benetto, played by Burstyn, who illuminates the secrets of both their lives and shows him a way to redemption. Samantha Mathis (“The Punisher,” “American Psycho”) and Scott Cohen (“Law & Order: Trial by Jury,” upcoming show “The Return of Jezebel James”) also star. Michael Imperioli’s son, Vadim Imperioli, plays the role of the younger Chick in his acting film debut.   The project tells the story of a broken-down, former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair. He returns one night to his small hometown with plans to take his life. At the final moment, he is magically granted one more day with his departed mother, who illuminates the secrets of both their lives, and shows him a way to redemption.   “Oprah Winfrey and Kate Forte [producer] did a wonderful job with the movie of ‘Tuesdays With Morrie,’ and it is an honor to be working with them again,” said Albom, executive producer and screenwriter. “They tell beautiful stories with their films, so I know Oprah Winfrey Presents:  Mitch Albom's 'For One More Day' is in very good hands.”   Burstyn received a Screen Actors’ Guild award nomination for her role as Posey Benetto.

 

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Mitch Introduces For One More Day


Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day



Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day


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Cast of For One More Day

  • 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