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Parenthood (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 2 August 1989 (USA)
The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Susan (as Harley Kozak)
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The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Comedy | Drama

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2 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Todo en la familia  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$100,050,000 (USA)
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During filming the cast became obsessed with playing the murder game (a game in which one person who is the murderer has to find a subtle way to kill other players simply by looking at them without giving themselves away as the murder). This is very apparent in the dinner scene where everyone is sitting around the table. If you watch everyone's eye movements it's obvious they are playing the game. See more »

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At drag race, you see Garry's hat fly off, as he runs toward Todd, when he crashes. But, when he arrives, you see Garry's hat back on his head. See more »

Quotes

[Tod is struggling with Julie]
Tod: Julie, you belong with me!
Helen: [hitting him] Let go of her!
Tod: You're my wife!
Helen: I said-!
[stops]
Helen: His what?
Julie: His wife. We got married a few days ago.
Helen: [hitting her] Are you out of your *mind*? Are you out of your *mind*?
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At the end of the credits: "Caution: Inhaling of helium from balloons is dangerous, and can cause serious injury or death." See more »

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Featured in The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) See more »

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I Love To See You Smile
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Produced by Lenny Waronker
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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One of Ron Howard's best movies.
9 January 2001 | by (Brooklyn, NY. (Where I'm from originally.)) – See all my reviews

This is a flick every parent should see. Steve Martin and Mary Steenburgen play embittered parents raising their 3.4 kids, one of which is emotionally disturbed. It centers around two families who live in the same neighborhood.

Also, Rick Moranis was great in this to, as a father of a daughter who was a child prodigy who knew everything, but how to have fun. Both families go through the struggles, hardships, joys, and the good times of raising children. Whether they're rebellious teenagers or 'black sheep'.

The whole birthday party scene was a real scene stealer! And all the characters from both families and this movie's plot were all very realistic! So, next time movie night is planned for your family, rent Parenthood. I recommend this movie for any family to see! And might I add, Ron Howard's best and most superb film he ever made! I give it 5 stars!


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