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Man, Woman and Child (1983)

 -  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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Robert Beckwith
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Sheila Beckwith
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Bernie Ackerman
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Gavin Wilson
Nathalie Nell ...
Nicole Guerin
Maureen Anderman ...
Margo
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Jean-Claude Guerin
Arlene McIntyre ...
Jessica Beckwith
Melissa Francis ...
Paula Beckwith (as Missy Francis)
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Davey Ackerman (as Billy Jacoby)
Ruth Silveira ...
Nancy Ackerman
Jacques François ...
Louis
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Shakespeare Student (as Randy Dreyfuss)
Lisa Figueroa ...
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Frank Koppala ...
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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. 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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1 October 1983 (Japan)  »

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Un hombre, una mujer, un hijo  »

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$2,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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Remade as Masoom (1983) See more »

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Never Gone
Composed by Georges Delerue
Lyrics by David Pomeranz & Buddy Kaye
Performed by Edie Lehmann
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Not Very Good
8 May 2004 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

This Martin Sheen film went almost completely unnoticed on its release, probably because the film company knew it wouldn't be worth promoting it. The film is a bit pretentious; it's characters speak lines in a manner that no one would really say in our real world. The actors do the best they can with the script they were given (including Blythe Danner, Craig T. Nelson, and Sebastian Dungan as Martin Sheen's 10-year old French son). It's not their fault, but the fault of the screenwriter Erich Segal (who also wrote the novel). Towards the end the movie goes to extremes to jerk the tears out of the two or three people sitting in the theatre. Really, not very good.


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