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J. P. Tannen
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Mitchell
Marie-Christine Barrault ...
Marie
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Kathleen
Roxana Zal ...
Tilde
Robby Kiger ...
Truman-Paul
Son Hoang Bui ...
Trung
Maria O'Brien ...
Mandy
Nelson Welch ...
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Marion Russell ...
Rodessa
Gustaf Unger ...
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J. P. Tannen takes his three children for a vacation cruise. They usually live with their mother and step-father, but now J. P. feels capable of taking them. Emotional tragedy strikes, causing battles parent against parent, and parent against child. J. P. tries to show his children that he loves them. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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He wants a second chance to love his children... but someone else has taken his place. See more »

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10 March 1983 (Australia)  »

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Ein Tisch für fünf  »

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$2,400,000 (USA)
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Both of the stars of John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy (1969) both starred in film(s) about divorce, separation and step-families afterwards. Jon Voight starred in this film and in 1979's The Champ (1979) whilst Dustin Hoffman had starred around four years earlier in the same year's Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). See more »

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Tear jerker even after 20 plus years!
9 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was 15, and just saw it again over 20 years later. The movie still resonates with me after all this time. Children of a divorce who are trying to get to know their distant parent, and parents trying to get to know their children can appreciate the emotions each character is going through. I can also appreciate that the father is trying to be a good father but doesn't know how. His intentions are well meaning. The relationships between he and his children are realistic.

For those of you who rent from Netflix and read that the co-star is Kevin Costner, you will either be disappointed or happy to see that he has only an extra part, barely recognizable today! I recommend this as a good family film, especially for divorced families.


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