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Man, Woman and Child (1983)

PG | | Drama | 1 October 1983 (Japan)
A man with a wife and two daughters learns that he has a son. It seems that a few years ago while visiting France, he had an accident and he had an affair with the doctor who treated him. ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Beckwith
Sheila Beckwith
Bernie Ackerman
Gavin Wilson
Nathalie Nell ...
Nicole Guerin
Maureen Anderman ...
Jean-Claude Guerin
Arlene McIntyre ...
Jessica Beckwith
Melissa Francis ...
Paula Beckwith (as Missy Francis)
Davey Ackerman (as Billy Jacoby)
Ruth Silveira ...
Nancy Ackerman
Shakespeare Student (as Randy Dreyfuss)
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Frank Koppala ...


A man with a wife and two daughters learns that he has a son. It seems that a few years ago while visiting France, he had an accident and he had an affair with the doctor who treated him. Now he has learned that she just died and is informed of his son. He then tells his wife, she then suggest that they bring him over. While there all sorts of tension begin to arise. How will this affect them? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Could he choose between the family he always loved and the son he never knew was his? See more »




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Release Date:

1 October 1983 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Un hombre, una mujer, un hijo  »

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$2,300,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The film got remade twice in Asia within about a year. The remakes were Bollywood's Masoom (1983) and Indonesia's Saat-Saat yang indah (1984). See more »


In the car, Jessica referred to her father's friend, Bernie, as Bernie Edwards. In the credits at the end of the movie, he's listed as Bernie Ackerman. See more »


Remade as Masoom (1983) See more »


Never Gone
Composed by Georges Delerue
Lyrics by David Pomeranz & Buddy Kaye
Performed by Edie Lehmann
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Not very well made in places, but had some nice moments !
1 September 2004 | by (Worthing, England) – See all my reviews

This film was quite a touching story of a college professor who discovers that he has a son living in France as a result of hearing through an old French friend that the boy's mother who the professor had an affair with had recently died in an accident.The professor of course has a burning desire to meet his son.The children's acting did leave a little to be desired but had a few touching moments by young actor Sebastien Dungan playing Jean-Claude. At one point during a scene in the professor's home a microphone is actually seen at the top of the picture which for me spoiled the film a little.There were however some lovely scenes set in France towards the beginning of the film, and on the beach prior to the end of the film.

The music score was lovely and was by French composer Georges Delarue.Quite a tear-jerker in places and worth seeing if you can get a copy.

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