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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.

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bratsko suparnistvo See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,854,930
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Carrie Fisher and Rob Reiner collaborated on Postcards from the Edge (1990), with Fisher writing its source autobiographical book and screenplay, and Reiner appearing in the film. 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 »

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Referenced in Motormouth: Episode #4.19 (1992) See more »

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Quartet for Piano and Strings in G Minor K.478
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Soloist: Philippe Entremont
Courtesy: Proarte
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uneven
15 December 2011 | by rupieSee all my reviews

If this movie had stuck with its black comedy premise all the way to the end it might have been a memorable film, as. e.g., the later "War of the Roses." As it is there is some marvellously funny dialogue in the first 2/3 of the movie, as well as some hilarious slapstick in the hotel room when Allie's and Pullman's characters are deciding how to deal with the corpse. The portrayal of the husband's all-doctor family is pretty good, too. Unfortunately all of this is wasted in pursuit of the prized Happy Ending, wherein Marjorie's infidelities are seen as a stepping stone to a fuller relationship with her chastened husband. Puh-leez.


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