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The Evening Star (1996)

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Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Harling

Writers:

Larry McMurtry (novel), Robert Harling (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine ... Aurora Greenway
Bill Paxton ... Jerry Bruckner
Juliette Lewis ... Melanie Horton
Miranda Richardson ... Patsy Carpenter
Ben Johnson ... Arthur Cotton
Scott Wolf ... Bruce
George Newbern ... Tommy Horton
Marion Ross ... Rosie Dunlop
Mackenzie Astin ... Teddy Horton
Donald Moffat ... Hector Scott
Jennifer Grant ... Ellen
China Kantner ... Jane
Jack Nicholson ... Garrett Breedlove
Shawn Taylor Thompson Shawn Taylor Thompson ... Bump
Jake Langerud Jake Langerud ... Henry
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Storyline

Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty line. Written by R. John Berggren <jberg@nina.pagesz.net>

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The continuing story of 'Terms of Endearment'. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for some sexual situations and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jahre der Zärtlichkeit See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,306,445, 29 December 1996

Gross USA:

$12,767,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,767,815
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When producers found they could not use the original house used in Terms of Endearment (1983) for the project, they searched Houston (TX) for a house that looked similar. When they located one, they found out that it belonged to the daughter of the person who owned the one used in "Terms". See more »

Goofs

When the family and friends are keeping vigil at Aurora's bedside, the actor playing Bump looks straight at the camera as it's panning around the room. See more »

Quotes

Garrett Breedlove: Aurora, I love you.
Aurora Greenway: That would be just like you, Garrett.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits under `thanks to:' under State of Texas Dept. of Transportation, it says: "Don't Mess With Texas: Don't Litter" See more »

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Features The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Opus 72 - Tender Reproaches
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as P. I. Tchaikovsky)
Performed by Ilona Prunyi
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A Decent Adaptation
25 February 2003 | by Laura1229See all my reviews

This movie had two major problems to contend with: being a sequel and being an adaptation, and the two problems were very related. First of all, "Terms of Endearment" the novel and "Terms of Endearment" the movie have huge differences. (Garrett Breedlove isn't even in the book and Rosie was married with several children.) What I think is great about "The Evening Star" is that it tries to hold true to the book and the first movie. Perhaps most importantly, it shows how important Hector and Rosie were in Aurora's life. As a fan of both the books and the first movie, I was happy to see how well this movie brought them all together. It's one of my favorites.


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