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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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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 Z√§rtlichkeit  »

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$5,272,449 (USA) (29 December 1996)

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$12,767,815 (USA)
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When producers found they could not use the original house used in Terms of Endearment (1983) for the project, they searched Houston for a house that looked similar. When they located one, they found out that the house belonged to the daughter of the person who owned the one used in the original movie. 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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Aurora Greenway: So... how long have you two been fucking?
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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 Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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Beyond the Sea
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Music by Charles Trenet
French lyrics by Charles Trenet
English lyrics by Jack Lawrence
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Decent sequel to "Terms of Endearment"
12 December 2004 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

If you read my comments about "Terms of Endearment" (1983), you will notice I said it was a film I avoided for a while, then finally got around to seeing. In fact, I only heard about the sequel, "The Evening Star" shortly after I saw "Terms." In fact, "Star" came on TV shortly after I learned about it and I decided to give it a watch, even though I was probably going to be bored and disappointed. To my surprise, it was quite the opposite. It may start off on a boring start, but soon you will find yourself very involved with the characters and the multi-story plot, just like "Terms." Shirley MacLaine handled herself pretty well in this, maybe even more so than "Terms," but Miranda Richardson and Juliette Lewis seem out of place and they overact sometimes. Jack Nicholson's cameo was quite appropriate within the plot and he does a great job. Like the first film, the ending is memorable and falls in the "tear-jerking" category.


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