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Table for Five (1983)

J.P. Tannen takes his three children for a vacation cruise. They usually live with their mother and stepfather, but now J.P. feels capable of taking them. Emotional tragedy strikes, causing... See full summary »

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Robert Lieberman

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David Seltzer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Voight ... J. P. Tannen
Richard Crenna ... Mitchell
Marie-Christine Barrault ... Marie
Millie Perkins ... Kathleen
Roxana Zal ... Tilde
Robby Kiger Robby Kiger ... Truman-Paul
Son Hoang Bui ... Trung
Maria O'Brien ... Mandy
Nelson Welch Nelson Welch ... Old Man
Bernie Hern ... Bickering Husband
Moria Turner Moria Turner ... Bickering Wife
Kevin Costner ... Newlywed Husband
Cynthia Kania ... Newlywed Wife
Marion Russell Marion Russell ... Rodessa
Gustaf Unger Gustaf Unger ... Twin
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Storyline

J.P. Tannen takes his three children for a vacation cruise. They usually live with their mother and stepfather, but now J.P. feels capable of taking them. Emotional tragedy strikes, causing battles parent against parent, and parent against child. J.P. tries to show his children that he loves them. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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He wants a second chance to love his children... but someone else has taken his place. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1983 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Tisch für fünf See more »

Filming Locations:

Alexandria, Egypt See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$148,208, 21 February 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,439,705
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CBS Theatrical Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jon Voight's own company financed the picture according to The New York Times. See more »

Quotes

Mitchell: I could make Mother Teresa look unfit to run an orphanage... without telling a single lie.
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Alternate Versions

CBS edited 26 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more »

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Tear jerker even after 20 plus years!
9 May 2005 | by jrailsSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was 15, and just saw it again over 20 years later. The movie still resonates with me after all this time. Children of a divorce who are trying to get to know their distant parent, and parents trying to get to know their children can appreciate the emotions each character is going through. I can also appreciate that the father is trying to be a good father but doesn't know how. His intentions are well meaning. The relationships between he and his children are realistic.

For those of you who rent from Netflix and read that the co-star is Kevin Costner, you will either be disappointed or happy to see that he has only an extra part, barely recognizable today! I recommend this as a good family film, especially for divorced families.


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