Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  18 January 1991 (UK)
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It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carolyn Bridge
John Bell ...
Douglas Bridge - as a boy
Ruth Bridge
Dr. Alex Sauer
Remak Ramsay ...
Virgil Barron
Addison Myers ...
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Roger Burget ...
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Mr. Gadbury
Gale Garnett ...
Mabel Ong
Al Christy ...


It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and the complications are derived from that they have a more modern view of life. Written by Kornel Osvart <>

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Divided by time and tradition. United by love and hope. The story of an unforgettable family.




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Release Date:

18 January 1991 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Cenas de uma Família  »

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$7,698,010 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Newman and Woodward were a couple in real life as well, married from February 2, 1958 until Newman's death in September 2008. See more »


In the DVD version, when the awning is ripped from the country club during the tornado, the wire pulling it is clearly visible. See more »

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Shakespearean Tutor to Mr. Newman - Senator Bob Dole See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Crime Wave (1994) See more »


Wah! Hoo!
Written by Cliff Friend
Chappell & Co.
Performed by Janet Gaynor and Fredric March
(from A Star Is Born (1937))
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Good film
13 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nearly a quarter-century after its release, this film still packs an emotional wallop. One of the very few Hollywood films to level any kind of criticism at the young generation, specifically big- city people, the story in many ways seems even more timely today (in 2005) than when it was made.

Paul Newman gives one of his best performances in this film, and character actor Joanne Woodwardbecame a household name thanks to his dramatic turn in the movie's climatic scene near the end. The actress is simply herself, which makes her the weakest element of the entire film and the only reason not to give this classic effort a perfect 10.

The sex is minimal, the physical violence practically non-existent (except for a short, tense scene between Newman and Fields) and the dialogue tight and gripping. Still worth your time, 25 years later.

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