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Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

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Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Lucy Van Patten Brodsky
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David Kessler
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Phil Hanner
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Kim Marriner ...
Reporter
Wendy Gordon ...
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Ken Gale ...
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Deborah Cody ...
Reporter
Steven K. Miller ...
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Annie Meyers-Shyer ...
Little Girl in Crowd
Lauren Hartman ...
Woman on the Street
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Alan Sluiser
Larry Marko ...
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Albert and Lucy fall in love, get married, and have a daughter Casey. Everything is wonderful, till success in business distract Albert and Lucy from each other and Casey. They soon divorce and start fighting so Casey beats sues to divorce her parents, to go live with the maid who has been taking care of her. Themedia has a field day, which is only making things worse. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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parent | divorce | maid | emancipation | love | See more »

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They've Got Everything... including a 10 year old daughter who's suing them for divorce. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

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$12,400,000 (USA)
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At fifteen years old, Drew Barrymore legally emancipated herself from her parents. In 2009, she told 60 Minutes (1968) that she had first learned such a thing was possible from starring in this movie six years earlier. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Van Patten Brodsky: Yesterday I found a cobweb on my diaphragm.
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References At Long Last Love (1975) See more »

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You And Me (We Wanted It All)
Written by Carole Bayer Sager & Peter Allen
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Reprise Records
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underrated movie
18 September 2003 | by (ny) – See all my reviews



this is a great movie, full of humor and good performances. being that it is allegedly based on Peter Bogdonavich and his divorce, and his relationship with Cybill Shephard (Blake Chandler), it is quite insightful. but it doesn't settle for letting Shelly Long play only the victim. most of all, it shows the tale of probably a hundred children spawned by Hollywood "IT" couples. unfortunately, most of Hollywood probably never had to listen to their child's testimony in a court case. maybe they should.


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