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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 January 1991 (UK)
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Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

Director:

James Ivory

Writers:

Evan S. Connell (novels), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Newman ... Walter Bridge
Saundra McClain ... Harriet
Joanne Woodward ... India Bridge
Margaret Welsh ... Carolyn Bridge
John Bell John Bell ... Douglas Bridge - as a boy
Kyra Sedgwick ... Ruth Bridge
Simon Callow ... Dr. Alex Sauer
Remak Ramsay Remak Ramsay ... Virgil Barron
Addison Myers Addison Myers ... Man at Businessmen's Table
Roger Burget Roger Burget ... Man at Businessmen's Table
Blythe Danner ... Grace Barron
Austin Pendleton ... Mr. Gadbury
Gale Garnett ... Mabel Ong
Al Christy Al Christy ... Judge
Joe Tinoco ... Plaintiff
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Storyline

It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and the complications are derived from that they have a more modern view of life. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Divided by time and tradition. United by love and hope. The story of an unforgettable family.

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Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 January 1991 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cenas de uma Família See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,698,010
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Newman and Woodward were a couple in real life as well, married from February 2, 1958 until Newman's death in September 2008. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Bridge presents the special pineapple cake to Mr. Bridge, her voice does not match her mouth movements. See more »

Crazy Credits

Shakespearean Tutor to Mr. Newman - Senator Bob Dole See more »

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Featured in Howards End: Featurette (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues in the Night
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Warner Bros. Inc.
Performed by Dinah Shore with Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
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great books, good movie
6 January 2004 | by tommytom5See all my reviews

the two books this movie was based on are some of my favorites. they perfectly, poignantly, and sometimes humorously capture the lives of an upper middle class couple of their time. the movie did a good job getting some parts right, but of course it pales in comparison to the two books. for those who live in or know kansas city well, its an interesting film. i live in the neighborhood in which it was set and go to the same places the characters did. otherwise, its still an interesting study of the lives of its time period.


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