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The Accidental Tourist (1988)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  6 January 1989 (USA)
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An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles.

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Alexander Pritchett (as Robert Gorman)
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Gregory Gouyer ...
Paris Boy
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Morgue Detective #1 (as W.H. Brown)
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After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a strange outgoing woman, who seems to bring him back down to earth. After starting a relationship with the outgoing woman, Macon's wife seems to think that their marriage is still worth a try. Macon is then forced to deal many decisions Written by Justin Sharp <rainman88@earthlink.net>

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O Turista Acidental  »

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$32,632,093 (USA)
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Laura Dern was the producer's first choice for the role of Muriel Pritchett. See more »

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The shaving cream on Macon's face changes as he talks with Sarah. See more »

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Macon: I'm beginning to think that maybe it's not just how much you love someone. Maybe what matters is who you are when you're with them.
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I'M GONNA LASSO SANTA CLAUS
Written by Frankie Adams and 'Wilbur Jones'
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Hurt's performance a minimalist masterpiece
18 May 2001 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

Hurt expresses more with the slightest movement on his face than most actors do with pages of dialogue. An achingly beautiful portrait of a man trapped within himself, struggling at once to stay in and get out


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