"If only I had one more day to...."
"...Tell her I loved her?"
"...Tell her how much I cared...?
"...Not to sit it out but dance...?"
Well, here's another chance reminder to not only go for the gusto, but to love and forgive everyone who has ever hurt you - to commit acts that will not only help to ease your days here on Earth - but to more clearly pave your path to Heaven.
As such, for your viewing pleasure tonight (and maybe your trip to the Light Fantastic through eternity), I highly recommend tonight's broadcast on ABC of Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day. Come on, let it go - and let your Light shine...and let it commence from the glowing reflection from your TV screen via this astounding TV-movie, the details for which now follow:
Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn (The Fountain, The Exorcist) star in this two-hour TV-movie event, entitled, Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day, premiering tonight (Sunday, December 9th on ABC from 9:00 to 11 PM.
The production, which wrapped this week, was shot primarily on location in Connecticut.
In the film, based on Albom's bestselling book For One More Day, 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.
Harpo Films produced the film under its Oprah Winfrey Presents banner for ABC. Oprah Winfrey and Kate Forte are the executive producers. Lloyd Kramer (Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven) directed the film, with the teleplay written by Mitch Albom. The previous collaboration by Oprah Winfrey, Kate Forte and Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie, yielded four Emmy wins, including for Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie.