Nicholas' Gift

Nicholas' Gift
Written by Christine Berardo
Directed by Robert Markowitz
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis
Alan Bates
Hallie Kate Eisenberg
Music by Carlo Siliotto
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Lorenzo Minoli
Judd Parkin
Paolo Piria
Producer(s) Paolo Lucidi
Cinematography Raffaele Mertes
Editor(s) David Beatty
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Five Mile River Films
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Original release April 26, 1998 (1998-04-26)

Nicholas' Gift is a 1998 American made-for-television drama film starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Alan Bates, directed by Robert Markowitz.[1] Curtis was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance.[2]


Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to donate the boy's organs which ultimately led to saving the lives of seven seriously ill Italian patients.



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