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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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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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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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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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. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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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 »

Alternate Versions

CBS edited 3 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. 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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Masoom
17 February 2007 | by debu-bhowmikSee all my reviews

There's an Indian 1983 movie called Masoom directed by Shekhar Kapoor (who went on to direct Elizabeth) based on the same story.I would have rated that movie 7 stars, because of the way the screenplay has been modified to suit the Indian audiences.There is more melodrama and pathos in that movie than the original novel itself.A brilliant almost poetic Hindi adaptation by Gulzar. It stars Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi, two of the premier Indian character actors.And of course not to forget beautiful poignant music by R.D. Burman.Its an Indian classic...this movie, in the sense that, it bridged the art and commercial divide at a time when Indian cinema were very formulaic or only for festival audiences.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1983 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Man, Woman and Child See more »

Filming Locations:

Encino, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$802,702, 3 April 1983

Gross USA:

$2,314,561

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,314,561
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gaylord Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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