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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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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
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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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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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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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The film was made and released about three years after its source novel of the same name by Erich Segal had been first published in 1980. 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 Boddicker
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A deep, moving picture of a modern tragedy of an affair and effects on family.
16 August 2004 | by (Oklahoma, US) – See all my reviews

This movie was a quiet picture of the great American tragedy where the affair of the man is played out in the lives of his family. Martin Sheen's family is torn when his son, from a visit to France is brought into the house. The family naturally turns against the father as he struggles to bring his 'son' into the house. The boy, who speaks only the basic English, faces both language and family difficulties. The daughters have the biggest, initially committing to running their new 'brother' off. It is a decidedly touching scene where the existing family turns off their defensiveness and embraces the love of the newly acquired son/brother.


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