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Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 20 February 1987 (USA)
A free-spirited teenager attempts to get back in touch with and loosen up his overly conservative parents after returning home from years away at a boarding school.

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(as Alan Smithee), (as Alan Smithee)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as David Titcher) | 1 more credit »
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Garrett (as John David Cullum)
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Craighton
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Mahatma
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Thompson
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Ivan
Leeza Vinnichenko ...
Proskovia
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Chauffer (as Glenn Wilder)
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Gary Wheeler ...
Reporter
Will Huston ...
Cocktail Party Guest (as William Edwards)
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After seven years in boarding school, Morgan Stewart is finally coming home. He discovers it's not the same happy home it used to be, so he decides to reform his social climbing, politically inclined parents and things get a little out of control. Written by Anonymous

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He was just Ducky in "Pretty in Pink". Now he's crazy rich...and it's all his parents' fault.

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Comedy

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20 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Home Front  »

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$2,136,381
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Trivia

The original director was Terry Winsor who had only one film to his credit, Party Party (1983). He was replaced by Paul Aaron who was so unhappy with the final film that he asked for the Alan Smithee credit. See more »

Goofs

When Morgan asks Emily on a date he agrees to pick her up, yet she never gives him her home address. She doesn't give him her phone number until later in the movie when she writes it on his hand, so he couldn't have called her to get the address before the first date. See more »

Quotes

Morgan Stewart: Look, Doc, okay? I'm gonna level with ya. Okay, I have been doing drugs.
Dr. Cabot: I understand. I'm glad you told me, Morgan. For your sake I'm glad. Now, exactly what kind of drugs?
Morgan Stewart: I've been free-basing Clearasil.
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Connections

References Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Gone Ridin
Composed and Performed by Chris Isaak
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
© 1985 Isaak Music Publishing Company
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Nothing worth "Coming Home" to...
2 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Okay, see: Jon Cryer looks a lot like Matthew Broderick. Matthew Broderick made "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" a year earlier. So, Cryer made a movie with a similar title. Clever, huh?

If you said yes, you must have missed this one.

"Morgan Stewart's Coming Home" is about as slap-dash as it gets, throwing in odd bits of "humor" in place of a plot. Whenever there's a slow spot, just show Cryer waxing the floor with one of those industrial floor waxers or admitting to free-basing Clearasil, toss in a chase every so often or pop in the old stand-by: two guys sharing a shower.

You can't say much for a movie where Lynn Redgrave looks like she's planning thorough revenge on her agent all the way through. Lynn, give me his number and I'll do it for nothin'.

Oh, and even Gleason shows up to make us think that we're watching a John Hughes movie. Very subliminal, guys. BUT, this isn't a Hughes. It's a Smithee. Know the rules and go from there.

One star. Cryer's good for a laugh (A laugh - singular).

And remember: home is where the heart is (yuk, yuk, yuk).


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