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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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Gil
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Karen
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Helen
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Frank
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Nathan
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Larry
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Julie
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Tod
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Susan (as Harley Kozak)
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David Brodsky
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Garry (as Leaf Phoenix)
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Marilyn
Helen Shaw ...
Grandma
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Kevin
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George Bowman
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Taylor
Zachary La Voy ...
Justin (as Zachary Lavoy)
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Patty
Alex Burrall ...
Cool
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Stan
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Dean at College
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Young Gil
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Lou
Lamont Lofton ...
Fotomat Clerk
Erika Rafuls ...
Amy
Jordan Kessler ...
Matt
Billy Cohen ...
Eddie
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Barbara Rice
Greg Gerard ...
Doctor Lucas
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Kevin Age 21
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Opposing Coach (as Walter Von)
W. Bruce O'Donoghue ...
Umpire
Claudio Jacobellis ...
Student 1 at College
Hillary Matthews ...
Student 2 at College (as Hilary Matthews)
Sherry Ferguson ...
Screaming Co-ed
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Track Official
Maxie Pontius ...
Safety Man at Track
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Young Frank
Brittany Paige Bouck ...
Dwarf (as Brittany Bouck)
Jonathan Bouck ...
Dwarf
Michael Mickens ...
Dwarf
Aspen Autrey ...
Dwarf
Lloyd Cleek ...
Miles
Dana Mark ...
Audrey
Louisa Marie ...
Woman Teacher #1
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Woman Teacher #2
Steve Zurk ...
Highway Policeman
Emil Felski ...
Doctor at Hospital
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Nurse at Hospital (as Charmin Talbert)
Julie Lander ...
Student in Hallway
Janet Moore ...
Irate Woman in Audience
Connie Adams ...
Cindy
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Redheaded Audience Girl (unconfirmed)
Matt Baylis ...
Kid in Auditorium (uncredited)
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Kid in Classroom (uncredited)
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Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Ernie Robinson ...
Track Official (uncredited)
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Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ron Howard

Written by

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Lowell Ganz ... (story) &
Babaloo Mandel ... (story) &
Ron Howard ... (story)
 
Lowell Ganz ... (screenplay) &
Babaloo Mandel ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Joseph M. Caracciolo ... executive producer
Brian Grazer ... producer

Music by

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Randy Newman

Cinematography by

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Donald McAlpine ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Daniel P. Hanley ... (as Daniel Hanley)
Mike Hill ... (as Michael Hill)

Editorial Department

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Guy Barresi ... assistant editor
Dale Caldwell ... color timer
Carolyn Calvert ... assistant editor (as Carolyn Horton)
Bob Hagans ... color timer
Ray Sabo ... negative cutter
Gaston Santiso ... assistant editor
David Siegel ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins

Production Design by

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Todd Hallowell

Art Direction by

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Christopher Nowak

Set Decoration by

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Nina Ramsey

Costume Design by

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Ruth Morley

Makeup Department

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Fern Buchner ... makeup artist
Donna Battersby Greene ... hair stylist (as Donna Green)
Romaine Greene ... hair stylist
Frank Griffin ... makeup artist: Mr. Martin
Linda Trainoff ... hair stylist: Mr. Martin
Peter Wrona Jr. ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Joseph M. Caracciolo ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tony Adler ... second assistant director
Randy N. Barbee ... second second assistant director
Joe Napolitano ... first assistant director
Walter von Huene ... second unit director (as Walter Von Huene)

Art Department

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John Balling ... scenic chargeman
Lewis Bowen ... stand-by scenic artist
William A. Cimino ... set dresser
J. Patrick Coll ... property assistant
Harold Collins ... construction coordinator (as Harold Collins Jr.)
James P. Crapser ... propmaker
Peter Damien ... head carpenter
Nicklas Farrantello ... set dresser (as Nicklas Farrentello)
Beth Kuhn ... assistant art director
Linda Marais ... set dresser
Danny Rogers ... graphic designer
Nicholas J. Romanac ... property master
Dick Tice ... lead dresser
Norman E. Weber ... painter leadman
O.C. Whiddon ... construction foreman
Roger Ragland ... lead man (uncredited)
Alan S. Reynolds ... scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Sean Albertson ... apprentice sound editor
Kevin Cerchiai ... utility sound
Kam Chan ... assistant sound editor
Marty Church ... adr mixer
Richard S. Church ... sound mixer
Anthony J. Ciccolini III ... supervising sound editor
Rick Dior ... re-recording mixer
Dan Edelstein ... assistant sound editor (as Daniel Edelstein)
Glen Gauthier ... boom operator
Michael Jacobi ... supervising adr editor
Ron Kalish ... sound editor
Richard King ... assistant adr editor
Sue Malfitano ... apprentice sound editor (as Susan Malfitano)
Bitty O'Sullivan-Smith ... sound editor
Basil Pappas ... assistant sound editor

Special Effects by

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Bob Cooper ... special effects
Kevin Harris ... special effects

Stunts

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Tom Akos ... stunts
Tom Bahr ... stunts
Nathalie Bechard ... stunts
Robert Bollinger ... stunts
Dennis Deveaugh ... stunts
Alex Edlin ... stunts
Kelly Erin ... stunts
Robert Jauregui ... stunts (as Bobby Jauregui)
Artie Malesci ... stunt coordinator
Colette Mining ... stunts
Jim O'Rear ... stunts
Todd Seeley ... stunts
Robert Jauregui ... stunt double: Steve Martin (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David S. Campbell ... first Steadicam assistant (as David Campbell)
Phillip V. Caruso ... still photographer
James P. Crapser ... set grip (as Jim Crapser)
Richard Falk Jr. ... best boy electric (as Rick Falk Jr.)
Richard Falk ... gaffer (as Dick Falk Sr.)
C.W. Fallin ... additional camera operator: second unit
Luke Halprin ... electrician
Edward Knott III ... dolly grip
Ed Knott Jr. ... key grip
Kevin Knott ... set grip
Francis Ladeira ... rigging electrician (as Frank Ladeira)
Mollie S. Mallinger ... camera trainee
Joe Mast ... grip
Shawn McFall ... set grip
Patrick K. Meng ... electrician (as Patrick Meng)
John C. Moulds ... first assistant camera
Gary Muller ... first assistant camera (as Gary A. Muller)
Casey Osborne ... rigging grip
George Patsos ... key grip
Tom Priestley Jr. ... camera operator
Doug Schwartz ... second assistant camera (as Douglas Schwartz)
Rob Scott ... electrician
Thomas Smaling ... best boy grip
William Smaling ... electrician (as Bill Smaling)
Egon Stephan Jr. ... second assistant camera (as Egon Stephan)
Craig Tonkin ... rigging grip
Robert Ulland ... steadicam operator (as Bob Ulland)
Gary Ware ... electrician
Bob Wright ... additional second assistant camera
Norman Zuckerman ... rigging electrician
James Neihouse ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Robin Joy Allan ... casting associate (as Robin Allan)
Jill Gable ... extras casting assistant
Ellen Jacoby ... location extras casting
Mary K. Krausmann ... casting assistant: Florida (as Mary Krausman)
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Melissa Binder ... costumer: women
Kathy Bird ... assistant costumer
Mark Burchard ... costumer: men
Jim McEwen ... assistant costumer
Lillian Pan ... assistant costume designer
Dennis Schoonderwoerd ... costumer: Mr. Martin

Location Management

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G.E. Baldwin ... location assistant
Peggy Coleman ... location manager

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Dan Carlin Sr. ... music editor
Patricia Carlin ... assistant music editor (as Patty Carlin)
George Doering ... musician
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
Becky Mancuso-Winding ... music consultant (as Becky Mancuso)
Shawn Murphy ... music scoring mixer
Lenny Waronker ... soundtrack album producer
Greg Fulginiti ... music engineer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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E.W. 'Sonny' Adkins ... transportation coordinator
Ralph Astarita ... transportation co-captain
Ted Basso ... production van driver operator
Bill Battles ... transportation captain
Steve Duff ... driver
Doug Wilson ... driver: cast
John Wiser ... picture vehicles (as John Wizer)

Other crew

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Mary Antinozzi ... production assistant
Ty Arnold ... production assistant
Sondra Dee Boyachek ... assistant production coordinator
Jeff Cannon ... production assistant
Marion C. Chavarie ... production assistant (as Marion Cotto Chavarie)
Joseph Esposito ... craft service
Dean Garvin ... production assistant
John Gaskin ... accountant
Susan Gee ... production financing
David J. Grant ... assistant: J. Caracciolo (as David Grant)
Wendi Haas ... production coordinator
Greg Hale ... production assistant
Megan Harris ... production assistant
Dennis A. Krick ... payroll
Andrew Lipschultz ... unit publicist
Polly Ann Mattson ... production assistant
Kathleen McGill ... account controller
Carol Richbart ... production assistant
Patty Rivers Schisler ... assistant accountant (as Patricia Rivers Gillis)
Cynthia Streit ... script supervisor
Marilyn J. Tillman ... craft service (as Marilyn Tillman)
Rose Topping ... production assistant
Jim Tosney ... production assistant
Louisa Velis ... production associate
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive
Joseph Bearman ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jesse Blanco ... production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Iller ... production assistant (uncredited)
Maria Alaina Mason ... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Truett ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Matthew T. Weiner ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines It could happen to you. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Portrait craché d'une famille modèle (France)
  • Dulce hogar... ¡a veces! (Spain)
  • Numai tata sa nu fii! (Romania)
  • Todo en la familia (Argentina)
  • Todo en familia (Uruguay)
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Runtime
  • 124 min
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Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $10,506,450, 28 May 1989

Did You Know?

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Trivia During filming, the cast became obsessed with playing the murder game (a game in which one person, who is the murderer, has to find a subtle way to kill other players simply by looking at them without giving themselves away as the murder). This is very apparent in the dinner scene where everyone is sitting around the table. If you watch everyone's eye movements, it's obvious they are playing the game. See more »
Goofs Julie is described as having an SAT score of 1291. SAT scores are multiples of 10. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sex, Lies, and Videotape/Young Einstein/Parenthood/The Music Teacher (1989). See more »
Soundtracks I Love To See You Smile See more »
Crazy Credits At the end of the credits: "Caution: Inhaling of helium from balloons is dangerous, and can cause serious injury or death." See more »
Quotes Helen: It sounds like a boy Garry's age needs a man around the house.
Tod: Well, it depends on the man. I had a man around. He used to wake me up every morning by flicking lit cigarettes at my head. He'd say, "Hey, asshole, get up and make me breakfast." You know, Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog, or drive a car. Hell, you need a license to catch a fish! But they'll let any butt-reaming asshole be a father.
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