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Terms of Endearment (1983)

PG 132 min - Drama, Comedy - 20 November 1983
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Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking.

Director:  James L. Brooks
Stars:  Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow, Lisa Hart Carroll, Betty King, Huckleberry Fox, Troy Bishop, Shane Serwin, Megan Morris

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Storyline

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking.



Genres: Drama, Comedy

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  20 November 1983

Box Office

Budget:  $8,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 12 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — John Lithgow {“Sam Burns”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Jack Nicholson {“Garrett Breedlove”} – WON
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE — Shirley MacLaine {“Aurora Greenway”} – WON
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE — Debra Winger {“Emma Horton”}
ART DIRECTION — Art Direction: Polly Platt, Harold Michelson; Set Decoration: Tom Pedigo, Anthony Mondello
DIRECTING — James L. Brooks  – WON
FILM EDITING — Richard Marks
MUSIC (Original Score) — Michael Gore
BEST PICTURE — James L. Brooks, Producer – WON
SOUND — Donald O. Mitchell, Rick Kline, Kevin O’Connell, Jim Alexander
WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) — James L. Brooks – WON


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