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Parenthood (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 2 August 1989 (USA)
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The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gil
... Karen
... Helen
... Frank
... Nathan
... Larry
... Julie
... Tod
... Susan (as Harley Kozak)
... David Brodsky
... Garry (as Leaf Phoenix)
... Marilyn
Helen Shaw ... Grandma
... Kevin
... George Bowman
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The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Comedy | Drama

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2 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Todo en la familia  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,506,450, 28 May 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$100,047,830
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When Grandma (Helen Shaw) inhales the helium balloon and says that when she was born, Grover Cleveland was President. Shaw was born on July 25, 1897, just four months and three weeks after the end of Cleveland's second term. See more »

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The St. Louis Cardinals game they were attending was a spring training game. The Cardinals hold their spring training in Florida, so there is no geographical continuity error involving the Cardinals game. See more »

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Patty: [reading a book] The Penal Colony, by Franz Kafka.
Gil: Hey, Nathan, Patty a doctor yet?
Nathan: Mock if you will.
Gil: All right.
Nathan: Our children are more capable of retaining and absorbing information than we are and yet we insist on treating them like adorable little morons.
Gil: What are you saying, Patty can learn things I can't learn?
Nathan: [lays out four cards with lots of red dots stuck on them] Patty, which one of these is the square root of 8,649?
Patty: [looks at the cards for a few seconds then points at one] 93.
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At the end of the credits: "Caution: Inhaling of helium from balloons is dangerous, and can cause serious injury or death." See more »

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I Love To See You Smile
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Produced by Lenny Waronker
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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One of Ron Howard's best movies.
9 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a flick every parent should see. Steve Martin and Mary Steenburgen play embittered parents raising their 3.4 kids, one of which is emotionally disturbed. It centers around two families who live in the same neighborhood.

Also, Rick Moranis was great in this to, as a father of a daughter who was a child prodigy who knew everything, but how to have fun. Both families go through the struggles, hardships, joys, and the good times of raising children. Whether they're rebellious teenagers or 'black sheep'.

The whole birthday party scene was a real scene stealer! And all the characters from both families and this movie's plot were all very realistic! So, next time movie night is planned for your family, rent Parenthood. I recommend this movie for any family to see! And might I add, Ron Howard's best and most superb film he ever made! I give it 5 stars!


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