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Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.

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Charles Shyer
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan O'Neal ... Albert Brodsky
Shelley Long ... Lucy Van Patten Brodsky
Drew Barrymore ... Casey Brodsky
Sam Wanamaker ... David Kessler
Allen Garfield ... Phil Hanner
Sharon Stone ... Blake Chandler
Kim Marriner Kim Marriner ... Reporter
Wendy Gordon Wendy Gordon ... Reporter
Ken Gale Ken Gale ... Reporter
Deborah Cody Deborah Cody ... Reporter
Steven K. Miller Steven K. Miller ... Reporter
Annie Meyers-Shyer Annie Meyers-Shyer ... Little Girl in Crowd
Lauren Hartman Lauren Hartman ... Woman on the Street
David Paymer ... Alan Sluiser
Larry Marko Larry Marko ... Court Clerk
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Storyline

Albert and Lucy fall in love, get married, and have a daughter Casey. Everything is wonderful, until their work distracts Albert and Lucy from each other and Casey. They soon divorce and start fighting. Casey, who spends much time with their Latino maid and childminder, eventually decides to seek legal emancipation from her parents, and to go and live full time with the maid who has been taking care of her. The media pick up the case and have a field day with it, making things worse. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Taglines:

They've Got Everything... including a 10 year old daughter who's suing them for divorce. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diferencias irreconciliables See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,076,894, 30 September 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,414,210
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hemdale,Lantana,Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The expensive flop musical that the Ryan O'Neal's character makes as a vehicle for Sharon Stone's character is a thinly veiled reference to At Long Last Love (1975), the expensive flop musical that Peter Bogdanovich made as a vehicle for Cybill Shepherd. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Van Patten Brodsky: Yesterday I found a cobweb on my diaphragm.
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Alternate Versions

NBC edited 5 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

This Belle
Written by Jerry Belson and Harvey Miller,
Performed by Sharon Stone
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Everyone understands.
28 January 2001 | by katlb97See all my reviews

This is a movie that everyone can understand. It explains my, as am I certain, many different parts of people's childhoods. It is worth watching because it shows how adults affect the world. Please, if you are a parent, watch this movie so that you can understand how important you are to your child. This move shows how a parent can mold the child, and vice versas.


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