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Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 20 February 1987 (USA)
A free-spirited teenager attempts to get back in touch with his overly conservative parents after returning home from years away at a boarding school.

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(as Alan Smithee), (as Alan Smithee)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as David Titcher) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Morgan Stewart
... Garrett (as John David Cullum)
... Craighton
Waweru Njenga ... Akhmed
Sudhir Rad ... Mahatma
Alan Beck ... Frank
Brendan O'Meara ... Thompson
... Nancy Stewart
... Ivan
Leeza Vinnichenko ... Proskovia
... Chauffer (as Glenn Wilder)
... Tom Stewart
... Jay Le Soto
Gary Wheeler ... Reporter
Will Huston ... Cocktail Party Guest (as William Edwards)
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After seven years in boarding school, Morgan Stewart is finally coming home. He discovers it's not the same happy home it used to be, so he decides to reform his social climbing, politically inclined parents and things get a little out of control. Written by Anonymous

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He was just Ducky in "Pretty in Pink". Now he's crazy rich...and it's all his parents' fault.

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20 February 1987 (USA)  »

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$2,136,381
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Trivia

The original director was Terry Winsor who had only one film to his credit, Party Party (1983). He was replaced by Paul Aaron who was so unhappy with the final film that he asked for the Alan Smithee credit. See more »

Goofs

When Morgan asks Emily on a date he agrees to pick her up, yet she never gives him her home address. She doesn't give him her phone number until later in the movie when she writes it on his hand, so he couldn't have called her to get the address before the first date. See more »

Quotes

Morgan Stewart: Look, Doc, okay? I'm gonna level with ya. Okay, I have been doing drugs.
Dr. Cabot: I understand. I'm glad you told me, Morgan. For your sake I'm glad. Now, exactly what kind of drugs?
Morgan Stewart: I've been free-basing Clearasil.
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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Gone Ridin
Composed and Performed by Chris Isaak
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
© 1985 Isaak Music Publishing Company
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A dud that had potential
30 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Wow, was this a stinker. The only character who was tolerable was Mr. Stewart. I've always liked that actor because he has a warm, humorous presence. Cryer was fine when he was not being hyperactive. Other than that this dumb, predictable nonsense is good for one viewing only. That is if you can get through that. Cryer gets his obligatory 80s scene where he does a song and dance number. It worked so well in Pretty in Pink why not throw it in here...Lord knows a filler is always welcome in a movie like this. The scene was so embarrassing and odd. We get it, you went to acting school and were in plays so you gotta let us know about it by strutting your Broadway stuff. Its as if he was using it as a vehicle or trying to prove himself to the industry. How versatile and showy of you....Unfortunately, how annoying for the viewer. The only thing more embarrassing was the botched attempt of humor when Redgrave uttered, "My God he's on drugs" to end the scene. I suppose that was supposed to be the big payoff. Cringe worthy! Then there are the endless chase sequences. I could go on but you get the point.

The only redeeming part of the movie for me was the touching scene in Arby's where Morgan runs into his Dad eating a beef sandwich. They share the sandwich and Morgan says he can't remember the last time they did that. This was a true, honest moment between a father and a son trying to restore their relationship after a long time away from each other. In a way it reminded me of the scene between Donald Sutherland and Timothy Hutton in Ordinary People in how the father and son have a genuine bond that nothing can break. Not even the mother. This is the Cryer that was human and so lovable as Ducky. IMO this scene shows his acting chops more than any song and dance number could.


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