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The Evening Star (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 December 1996 (USA)
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Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious ... See full summary »

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Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty line. Written by R. John Berggren <jberg@nina.pagesz.net>

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Come to laugh, come to cry, come to terms... again. See more »

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for some sexual situations and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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25 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Jahre der Zärtlichkeit  »

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$5,272,449 (USA) (27 December 1996)

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ITL 448,282,000 (Italy) (18 April 1997)
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During filming, Mackenzie Astin got in a car accident where he lost the top edge of his right ear. He had to come in an hour early for the rest of the shoot so make-up could add a prosthetic to make it match the earlier footage. See more »

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When Aurora is laying on the couch, she has a blanket pulled up to her chin. In the next shot, it's at the end of the couch, not covering her at all. See more »

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Melanie Horton: I love Bruce - I hate you!
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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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I Ron't Know What Time It Was
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
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The Evening Star
16 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Pleasant return to Terms of Endearment with Maclaine reprising her Oscar winning role as Auora Greenway. The story takes us through the remaining years of Aurora's life, with affairs with therapist Bill Paxron and arguments with Patsy (badly cast Miranda Richardson). Although this return isn't as sharp as the original, there is a wonderful performance from Marion Ross as Rosie, the maid who in the first film, was barely noticeable. Lewis is her usually whiny self as Melanie, the daughter of Emma (Debra Winger), who has the look but not the talent. Nicholson makes a small cameo of his Oscar winning portrayal of astronaut Garrett Breedlove.


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