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Home for the Holidays (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 November 1995 (USA)
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After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family.

Director:

Jodie Foster

Writers:

Chris Radant (short story), W.D. Richter (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Holly Hunter ... Claudia Larson
Robert Downey Jr. ... Tommy Larson
Anne Bancroft ... Adele Larson
Charles Durning ... Henry Larson
Dylan McDermott ... Leo Fish
Geraldine Chaplin ... Aunt Glady
Steve Guttenberg ... Walter Wedman
Cynthia Stevenson ... Joanne Wedman
Claire Danes ... Kitt
Emily Ann Lloyd Emily Ann Lloyd ... Brittany Lace
Zack Duhame ... Walter Wedman Jr.
Austin Pendleton ... Peter Arnold
David Strathairn ... Russell Terziak
Amy Yasbeck ... Ginny Johnson Drewer
James Lecesne ... Ron Drewer
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Storyline

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics. Written by Cyndi Kessler <ckessler@ix.netcom.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

On the fourth Thursday in November, 84 million American families will gather together... And wonder why. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feriados en familia See more »

Filming Locations:

Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,518,220
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Charles Durning and Anne Bancroft starred together in "To Be Or Not To Be". See more »

Goofs

When entire family is at dinner table, you can see the rod used to launch the turkey onto Joann. See more »

Quotes

Russell 'Sad Sack' Terziak: I'm just lettin' the guys have the day off, you know, so they can visit their families, since I'm all alone this year.
Tommy: [to Leo] This is the saddest sack in the universe.
Russell 'Sad Sack' Terziak: Yeah, I don't have anybody anymore, my brother and sister got canned and they left town, and then my parents went and died on me.
Claudia: I'm so sorry. I had no idea.
Russell 'Sad Sack' Terziak: Yeah, well, you know - it was a car wreck, last summer, drunk driver, cut right across the, uh what was it, you know... meridian, pow-pow! Head on.
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Connections

References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Not Unusual
Written by Gordon Mills and Les Reed
Performed by Tom Jones
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This is actually a really great movie.

I have never written a review before, though I am frequently on IMDB, but now I think it is my duty to let prospective watchers of this movie know that it is really very good. Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr, and Anne Bancroft are all highlights. Cynthia Stevenson and Geraldine Chaplin are great too. The story is funny and smart, and Jodie Foster got most of the details right on. Rent this movie on Thanksgiving for the full effect; I do every year.


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