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Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  28 September 1984 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Van Patten Brodsky
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Deborah Cody ...
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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 <>

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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Diferencias irreconciliables  »

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$12,400,000 (USA)

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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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