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Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

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 ...
Reporter
Ken Gale ...
Reporter
Deborah Cody ...
Reporter
Steven K. Miller ...
Reporter
Annie Meyers-Shyer ...
Little Girl in Crowd
Lauren Hartman ...
Woman on the Street
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Alan Sluiser
Larry Marko ...
Court Clerk
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Storyline

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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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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PG | See all certifications »

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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diferencias irreconciliables  »

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$12,400,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cowriters of this movie, Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer, were like the main characters in Irreconcilable Differences, a married couple who collaborated on movies until they divorced in 1999. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Van Patten Brodsky: Do you have kids?
Woman at Party: Yeah, but I'm not into parenting right now.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

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This Belle
Written by Jerry Belson and Harvey Miller,
Performed by Sharon Stone
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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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