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Man, Woman and Child (1983)

PG | | Drama | 1 October 1983 (Japan)
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A man with a wife and two daughters learns that he has a son. It seems that a few years ago while visiting France, he had an accident and he had an affair with the doctor who treated him. ... See full summary »

Director:

Dick Richards

Writers:

Erich Segal (novel), Erich Segal (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Robert Beckwith
Blythe Danner ... Sheila Beckwith
Craig T. Nelson ... Bernie Ackerman
David Hemmings ... Gavin Wilson
Nathalie Nell Nathalie Nell ... Nicole Guerin
Maureen Anderman Maureen Anderman ... Margo
Sebastian Dungan ... Jean-Claude Guerin
Arlene McIntyre Arlene McIntyre ... Jessica Beckwith
Melissa Francis Melissa Francis ... Paula Beckwith (as Missy Francis)
Billy Jayne ... Davey Ackerman (as Billy Jacoby)
Ruth Silveira Ruth Silveira ... Nancy Ackerman
Jacques François ... Louis
Randy Lowell ... Shakespeare Student (as Randy Dreyfuss)
Lisa Figueroa Lisa Figueroa ... Student
Frank Koppala Frank Koppala ... Student
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Storyline

A man with a wife and two daughters learns that he has a son. It seems that a few years ago while visiting France, he had an accident and he had an affair with the doctor who treated him. Now he has learned that she just died and is informed of his son. He then tells his wife, she then suggest that they bring him over. While there all sorts of tension begin to arise. How will this affect them? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Could he choose between the family he always loved and the son he never knew was his? See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1983 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Un hombre, una mujer, un hijo See more »

Filming Locations:

Encino, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$802,702, 3 April 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,314,561
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gaylord Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Some movie posters for the film featured a preamble that read: "She never knew he had an affair. He never knew he had a son. It could have meant the end of their marriage. Instead, it was the beginning of a love story". The last words of this marketing blurb were Love Story (1970) which was also the name of the earlier box-office hit movie written by the same source novelist Erich Segal. Also mentioned as a tagline under the title on the same movie poster was: "Based on the novel by Erich Segal, author of 'Love Story'". See more »

Goofs

In the car, Jessica referred to her father's friend, Bernie, as Bernie Edwards. In the credits at the end of the movie, he's listed as Bernie Ackerman. See more »

Connections

Remade as Saat-Saat yang indah (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Gone
Composed by Georges Delerue
Lyrics by David Pomeranz & Buddy Kaye
Performed by Edie Lehmann Boddicker
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A deep, moving picture of a modern tragedy of an affair and effects on family.
16 August 2004 | by greyhelm_teaSee all my reviews

This movie was a quiet picture of the great American tragedy where the affair of the man is played out in the lives of his family. Martin Sheen's family is torn when his son, from a visit to France is brought into the house. The family naturally turns against the father as he struggles to bring his 'son' into the house. The boy, who speaks only the basic English, faces both language and family difficulties. The daughters have the biggest, initially committing to running their new 'brother' off. It is a decidedly touching scene where the existing family turns off their defensiveness and embraces the love of the newly acquired son/brother.


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