Down 19,640 this week

The Winter of Our Discontent (1983)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  6 December 1983 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 89 users  
Reviews: 1 user

This story tells those self-denials of an honest man what necessary to reach his object of life.



, (novel)
0Check in

TV Spotlight: The Top 10 Episodes of "The Walking Dead"

We've curated a list of the top 10 episodes of "The Walking Dead" according to the IMDb user ratings.

Read More

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 42 titles
created 01 May 2012
a list of 135 titles
created 27 May 2014
list image
a list of 3739 titles
created 11 months ago
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 10 months ago
a list of 334 titles
created 7 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Winter of Our Discontent (TV Movie 1983)

The Winter of Our Discontent (TV Movie 1983) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Winter of Our Discontent.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Fred Walton
Stars: Griffin O'Neal, William Devane, Charles Durning
Tell Me Where It Hurts (TV Movie 1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A housewife, increasingly disenchanted with her homemaker role, looks for new meaning in her life and organizes a discussion group, changing the lives of her six closest friends.

Director: Paul Bogart
Stars: Maureen Stapleton, Paul Sorvino, Doris Dowling
Traffic Jam (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A tremendous congestion hit the Roma highway ring. The biggest traffic jam ever seen endures for more than 36 hours. People blocked in their cars react at the beginning normally. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Annie Girardot, Fernando Rey
Something for Joey (TV Movie 1977)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey, who has lukemia. John and Joey's bond is a strong ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Antonio
Stars: Geraldine Page, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Marc Singer
Scorned and Swindled (TV Movie 1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A man seduces women to get their money. He has plenty of success, but this time he has met his match.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Tuesday Weld, Keith Carradine, Peter Coyote
The Rainmaker (TV Movie 1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Traveling rainmaker Starbuck arrives at the drought-ridden Curry place, promising rain for the farm and perhaps a romance for 'spinster sister' Lizzie

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Lonny Chapman, James Cromwell, Tommy Lee Jones
The Pearl (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A poor Mexican pearl diver finds a priceless pearl that promises a better life for his impoverished family.

Director: Alfredo Zacarías
Stars: Litefoot, Ryan James, Claudine Sosa
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A love-hate relationship among three generations of women, a grandmother, her daughter and granddaughter, spaning 30 years.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff
Stars: Tuesday Weld, Frances Sternhagen, Kathleen Beller
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Jacques Doniol-Valcroze
Stars: Marie Dubois, Maurice Garrel, Mathieu Carrière
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of Dr. Sam Sheppard, an Ohio doctor convicted of murdering his wife, despite his vehement denials of the crime.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: George Peppard, Barnard Hughes, Walter McGinn
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Renato Polselli
Stars: Isarco Ravaioli, Mirella Rossi, Dino Strano
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Travers, Lee J. Cobb


Complete credited cast:
Ethan Hawley
Mary Hawley
Margie Young-Hunt
Mr. Baker
Kirk Brennan ...
Allen Hawley
Amanita Hyldahl ...
Ellen Hawley
Mrs. Baker
Reverend Sloane
Ben Piazza ...
Louis Brock
Margaret Wheeler ...
Miss Elgar
Tom Pletts ...
Linda Hoy ...


This story tells those self-denials of an honest man what necessary to reach his object of life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Not Rated | See all certifications »




Release Date:

6 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Winter of Our Discontent (#33.1)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The title is based upon a quote from William Shakespeare's play "King Richard III": (Act I, Scene I): "Now is the winter of our discontent". See more »


Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Money can't buy happiness
18 May 2007 | by (Red Earth, Saskatchewan) – See all my reviews

This is a powerful film about how the lusts of the modern world give one an empty feeling. I watched this movie for two main reasons: my respect for the prose of John Steinbeck and the acting skill of Donald Sutherland. Sutherland made this film about 3 years after starring in the Best Picture winner ORDINARY PEOPLE. In ways, his two characters are similar, a suburbanite who can't stave off tragedy with financial success. Teri Garr gives an equally effective performance as his wife. As much as I admire Donald Sutherland, I'd have to say my favourite actor in this film is Richard Masur. He plays the mentally handicapped neighbour of Sutherland and Garr who has been forced to live on his own by his rich family. He has all the toys a person could want but still he's unhappy. The movie's theme of misunderstanding the mentally handicapped is common in Steinbeck stories (Lennie in OF MICE AND MEN and Noah in THE GRAPES OF WRATH). However, the setting seems to be atypical for John Steinbeck. Most of his stories are set in Great Depression rural area. So, to have one set in a modern, urban setting is a bit unsettling. All and all, this is a very memorable film with a very able cast of characters.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
No DVD Release? my-name-is-url
Discuss The Winter of Our Discontent (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: