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Man, Woman and Child (1983)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  1 October 1983 (Japan)
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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
Jacques François ...
Shakespeare Student (as Randy Dreyfuss)
Lisa Figueroa ...
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 <>

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She never knew he had an affair. He never knew he had a son. It could have meant the end of their marriage. Instead, it was the beginning of a love story. 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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The picture got made because of two reasons: (1) The box-office success of Love Story (1970) this film being also based on a novel by Erich Segal. The words "Love Story" were mentioned twice on some movie posters. (2) A cycle of movies about divorce and family dramas spurred on by the fact that two then recent Best Picture Oscars had been won by them [Ordinary People (1980) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)]. 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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17 February 2007 | by (Mumbai, India) – See all my reviews

There's an Indian 1983 movie called Masoom directed by Shekhar Kapoor (who went on to direct Elizabeth) based on the same story.I would have rated that movie 7 stars, because of the way the screenplay has been modified to suit the Indian audiences.There is more melodrama and pathos in that movie than the original novel itself.A brilliant almost poetic Hindi adaptation by Gulzar. It stars Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi, two of the premier Indian character actors.And of course not to forget beautiful poignant music by R.D. Burman.Its an Indian classic...this movie, in the sense that, it bridged the art and commercial divide at a time when Indian cinema were very formulaic or only for festival audiences.

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