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Sibling Rivalry (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 26 October 1990 (USA)
A frustrated woman's life gets even more frustrating once she gets into an affair with a man who suffers a fatal heart attack after their fling.

Director:

Carl Reiner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirstie Alley ... Marjorie Turner
Bill Pullman ... Nicholas Meany
Carrie Fisher ... Iris Turner-Hunter
Jami Gertz ... Jeanine
Scott Bakula ... Harry Turner
Frances Sternhagen ... Rose Turner
John Randolph ... Charles Turner Sr.
Sam Elliott ... Charles Turner Jr.
Ed O'Neill ... Wilbur Meany
Bill Macy ... Pat
Matthew Laurance ... Dr. Casey Hunter
Paul Benedict ... Dr. Plotner
Ron Orbach ... Don, the Desk Clerk
Edward Escobar Edward Escobar ... 911 Officer
Greg Collins ... Hotel Security Guard
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Storyline

Marjorie Turner is suffocating. Her younger sister Jeanine has no ambition, and her eight year marriage to Harry puts her in constant competition with his family (all doctors), of whom he is also competing for the affections. One day, she snaps while food shopping, and beds a mysterious man, who dies during the moment of passion. When she forgets her wallet, a vertical-blinds salesman finds it, and things get complicated from there. Written by Allison L. Venezio <YankeeSNL01@aol.com>

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She did it. And boy, is she sorry.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Released by Castle Rock Entertainment, which is owned by Rob Reiner, son of Director Carl Reiner. See more »

Quotes

Marjorie Turner: It wasn't sex. It was good!
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Alternate Versions

In scene only shown on cable (right before Harry tells Marjorie he thinks his brother didn't commit suicide) where Nick shows up at the Turners' house. He and Marjorie talk about how guilty they feel, even though it was neither persons' fault. Then Marjorie explains that she doesn't want to leave her husband because she is affraid of being alone. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991) See more »

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If I Were the Man You Wanted
Written by Lyle Lovett
Published by Michael H. Goldsen, Inc./Lyle Lovett
Performed by Lyle Lovett
Courtesy of Curb Records/MCA Records
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A Carl Reiner Classic?
13 February 2005 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Starring Kirstie Alley at her funniest, this comedy has what it takes to be a future classic. The cast alone makes this a perfect comedy which includes Scott Bakula, Ed O'Neill, Bill Pullman, Sam Elliott and Carrie Fisher. Not your typical female "chick flick" movie, Sibling Rivalry is the story about a housewife who has an unlikely affair with her husbands brother. Sounds like a Greek tragedy, but it is not. Sibling Rivalry plays on the coincidence factor and does it successfully. The cast of characters are as funny a the lines they say. Taking place in a small community, the events all take place in a number of days and in a small number of locations. With the feel of an independent, low budget movie, Sibling Rivalry is also a typical Carl Reiner film where everything blends together by the end. Not your typical romantic comedy like When Harry Met Sally, this is one of Carl's classic and it is just as good if not better.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,017,930, 28 October 1990

Gross USA:

$17,854,933

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,854,933
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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