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Writers:
Nancy Meyers (written by)
Charles Shyer (written by)
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Release Date:
28 September 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They've Got Everything... including a 10 year old daughter who's suing them for divorce. See more »
Plot:
Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination See more »
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One of the best movies Ryan ONeil ever made! See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ryan O'Neal ... Albert Brodsky

Shelley Long ... Lucy Van Patten Brodsky

Drew Barrymore ... Casey Brodsky

Sam Wanamaker ... David Kessler

Allen Garfield ... Phil Hanner

Sharon Stone ... Blake Chandler (aka Amanda)
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

David Paymer ... Alan Sluiser
Larry Marko ... Court Clerk
Lorinne Vozoff ... Judge Shalack

David Graf ... Bink
Ida Random ... Woman at Party
Steffen Zacharias ... Man at Party
Laura Campbell ... Uptight Woman

Jenny Gago ... Tracy
Verna Cornelius ... Englishwoman at Party
Johna Stewart-Bowden ... Little Casey
David D'Arnal ... Waiter
Don Benjamin ... Whispering Man

Jaid Barrymore ... Whispering Woman
Kelly Lange ... Anchorwoman
Rex Reed ... Entertainment Editor
Irving Meyers ... Man in Bar
William A. Fraker ... Gabrielle Cinematographer
Eloise Hardt ... Elaine Kessler
Art Bradley ... Handsome Party Guest

Stuart Pankin ... Ronnie

Laura Coker ... Amy (as Laura Winitsky)
Gregory Hodal ... Atlanta Preacher
Carl Byrd ... Atlanta Sound Man

Luana Anders ... Atlanta Widow
Richard Minchenberg ... Howard Kay

Charlotte Stewart ... Sally
Dana Kaminski ... Woman in Dress Shop
Arlin Miller ... Radio Newscaster (voice)

Ken Lerner ... Doctor
Minnie Summers Lindsey ... Inez (as Minnie Lindsay)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hortensia Colorado ... Maria Hernandez
Marc May ... Reporter
Beverly Reed ... Dotty Chandler
Douglas DuVal ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Ellen Geer ... (uncredited)

Robert Dominick Jones ... Civil War Soldier (uncredited)
Helen Mallory ... Woman in Green (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Shyer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nancy Meyers  written by
Charles Shyer  written by

Produced by
Richard Hashimoto .... associate producer
Nancy Meyers .... executive producer
Arlene Sellers .... producer
Alex Winitsky .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul De Senneville  (as Paul de Senneville)
Olivier Toussaint 
 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John F. Burnett 
 
Production Design by
Ida Random 
 
Set Decoration by
Jane Bogart 
 
Costume Design by
Joe I. Tompkins 
 
Makeup Department
Ken Chase .... makeup artist
Susan Germaine .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Richard Hashimoto .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
K.C. Colwell .... second assistant director
Debra DuVal .... dgc trainee
Michael Grillo .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Helmy .... set designer
William Maldonado .... construction coordinator
Paul Rylander .... assistant property master
Steven Westlund .... property master
 
Sound Department
David R. Elliott .... sound editor (as David Elliott)
Walter A. Gest .... sound re-recordist
Michael Hilkene .... sound editor
Fred Judkins .... sound editor
William B. Kaplan .... sound mixer
John Kline .... sound editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Val Kuklowsky .... sound editor
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph A. Mayer .... sound editor (as Joe Mayer)
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
Russ Tinsley .... supervising sound editor
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher T. Welch .... supervising sound editor
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Matt Sweeney .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Wendy Davies .... stunt double
Jim Stephan .... stunts (as Jim Stephen)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerald H. Boatright .... gaffer
David E. Diano .... assistant camera (as David Diano)
Gary R. Dodd .... key grip (as Gary Dodd)
Jan Koshay .... dolly grip
Carol McCullough .... still photographer
Richard Turner .... second assistant camera
Steve Yaconelli .... camera operator (as Stephen Yaconelli)
Don Yamasaki .... best boy (as Donald Yamasaki)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Deborah Lucchesi .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Blass .... wardrobe: for Sam Wanamaker
April Ferry .... costume supervisor
Mort Schwartz .... costumer: men
Anne Marie Thomas Casados .... costumer: women (as Anne Marie Thomas)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Emily Wallin .... apprentice film editor
Mark Winitsky .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Richard Clayderman .... piano solos
Milton Lustig .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Chuck Hanson .... transportation coordinator
Ron Hardman .... transportation captain (as Ronald Hardman)
Thomas M. Krigbaum .... transportation captain (as Tom Krigbaum)
 
Other crew
Joy Anzarouth .... production coordinator
Fredrick Baron .... location manager
Bruce A. Block .... filmic consultant
Scott Derrick .... assistant: to Ms Meyers and Mr. Shyer
Amy Howard .... assistant: to Ms Meyers and Mr. Shyer
Karin Howard .... assistant: to Ms Meyers and Mr. Shyer
Elayne D. Lieberman .... assistant to producer (as Elayne Lieberman)
Don Miller .... production accountant
Betsy Norton .... script supervisor
Judith Rheiner .... unit publicist
Lucia Schultz .... assistant: to Ms Meyers and Mr. Shyer
Jerome A. Shiell .... technical consultant (as Jerome A. Shiell MD)
Tad Tadlock .... choreographer
David C. Thomas .... location manager
Elizabeth Yanoska .... production accountant
 

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113 min
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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:
Casey Brodsky:I'm just a kid, and I don't know what I'm doing sometimes. But I think you should know better when you're all grown up. I think you should know how to act, and how to treat people. And I think if you once loved someone enough to marry them, you should at least be nice to them...See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
One of the best movies Ryan ONeil ever made!, 8 February 2007
Author: dal_asher from United States

I originally saw this movie in 1985 with my kids and of course, we loved it! We were living in India at the time and videos were our only link to American culture. Fortunatley we had a copy (no comment). We probably saw it 30 or 40 times over the years. When Blake starts singing during the scene in the Gone With The Wind take off, Atlanta, I have tears rolling down my cheeks. Later in the film you see the heartbreaking reality of many a child's life growing up in Hollywood. Money aplenty but no quality time with family. The premise is so sad and Drew Barrymore is so poignant - truly showed what a talented kid she was and sadly she seems to have been living very much the same way her character was in the film. Finally, I too, would join in campaign to get this out on DVD! Why hasn't it been released? Could it be the heights to which Sharon Stone rose on the stardom scale? Who knows but if you ever have a chance to see this movie, clear your schedule and sit down and watch it.

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