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Immediate Family (1989)

PG-13 | | Drama | 27 October 1989 (USA)
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Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that... See full summary »

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Jonathan Kaplan

Writer:

Barbara Benedek
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Close ... Linda Spector
James Woods ... Michael Spector
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Lucy Moore
Kevin Dillon ... Sam
Linda Darlow ... Lawyer Susan Drew
Mimi Kennedy ... Eli's Mom
Charles Levin ... Eli's Dad
Alma Beltran ... Spanish Woman
Jessica James Jessica James ... Bessie
Ken Lerner ... Josh
Jane Greer ... Michael's Mother
Harrison Mohr Harrison Mohr ... Eli
Matthew Moore Matthew Moore ... Jason
Kristen Sanderson Kristen Sanderson ... Kristin ('Picasso')
Merrilyn Gann ... Kristin's Mom
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Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy will sign away custody. Things don't go quite to plan however.. Written by Rob Hartill

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The toughest choices are made with the heart.

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Trivia

One film in a late 1980s Hollywood cycle of "baby pictures". The movies include Baby Boom (1987), For Keeps? (1988), Immediate Family (1989), Three Men and a Baby (1987) (which was based on the then recent French film Three Men and a Cradle (1985)), She's Having a Baby (1988), and Look Who's Talking (1989), with the latter followed early in the 1990s with Look Who's Talking Too (1990). See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene while driving on the highway, signs from the province of British Columbia are seen. See more »

Quotes

Michael Spector: [after Sam and Lucy borrowed their car] Okay, let's have it. Your most paranoid fantasy.
Linda Spector: I don't want to talk about it.
Michael Spector: They disappear with the baby and the car, only stopping long enough to rip off a few convenience stores on the way home with a sawed-off shotgun. Am I getting close?
Linda Spector: I don't appreciate this, Michael.
Michael Spector: And we end up on Geraldo Rivera as the most gullible couple in America.
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Connections

Features The Caine Mutiny (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Into the Mystic
Written and Performed by Van Morrison
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Another movie proving the 80's era of excellence.
15 May 2003 | by ScottishDudeSee all my reviews

The movie Immediate Family is one of those rare films that never reach the public in a big way. But, the people that do see it are usually impacted greatly on the way to handle adoption and pregnancy at an early age. The cast:Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Kevin Dillon are just the right mix to produce a movie of this genre. If you like baby flicks, I suggest you try out this one. Yet another example of 80's greatness.

Rating:8/10 stars


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Second Hand Familie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,675,344, 29 October 1989

Gross USA:

$5,932,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,932,613
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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