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Ordinary People (1980)

R 124 min - Drama - 19 September 1980
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Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

Director:  Robert Redford
Stars:  Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton, M. Emmet Walsh, Elizabeth McGovern, Dinah Manoff, Fredric Lehne, James Sikking, Basil Hoffman, Scott Doebler, Quinn K. Redeker, Mariclare Costello, Meg Mundy, Elizabeth Hubbard, Adam Baldwin, Richard Whiting

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Storyline

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.



Tagline: Everything is in its proper place...except the past.

Genres: Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  19 September 1980

Box Office

Budget:  $6,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 04 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Judd Hirsch {“Dr. Berger”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Timothy Hutton {“Conrad Jarrett”} – WON
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE — Mary Tyler Moore {“Beth Jarrett”}
DIRECTING — Robert Redford – WON
BEST PICTURE — Ronald L. Schwary, Producer – WON
WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) — Alvin Sargent – WON


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