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The Evening Star (1996)

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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A story about friends, family and other natural disasters. 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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$12,747,242 (USA) (21 March 1997)
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The scene where the car breaks down, after Aurora, Rosie and Teddy had visited Tommy, was filmed on the coldest day that Houston had seen in 10 years, but the characters were to appear hot and sweating. See more »

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When the family and friends are keeping vigil at Aurora's bedside, the actor playing Bump looks straight at the camera as it's panning around the room. See more »

Quotes

Rosie Dunlop: You can love 'em, but you can't live their lives.
Aurora Greenway: Neither can they. Not properly.
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Near the end of the credits under `thanks to:' under State of Texas Dept. of Transportation, it says: "Don't Mess With Texas: Don't Litter" See more »

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References Webster (1983) See more »

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Beyond the Sea
Written by Charles Trenet and Jack Lawrence
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Worth Seeing if you have seen Terms of Endearment
13 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Now when this movie first came out, no one really saw it. Critics gave it bad reviews. Part of the issue was the original Terms of Endearment was made back in 1983. So when some of the cast came back 13 years later, it can lose some of its box office draw. However, the time that passed actually made this movie more believable as the characters had also aged. Shirley MacLaine reprises her role and does a nice job, trying to raise her dead daughter's children. The movie stays grounded by dealing with everyday issues as well as getting older and the trials of a non-traditional family. Paxton plays a nice role in this film adding a little flare to the shadowing plot of Shirley MacLaine's character getting older. Nicholson's return, although brief, helped this film round itself out. See this one only if you see Terms of Endearment first.

Best Scene: Nicholson and MacLaine re-living the past on the beach.


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