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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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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A story about friends, family and other natural disasters. See more »

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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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Trivia

Jeff Daniels was asked to reprise his role as Flap Horton from Terms of Endearment (1983) but he made a commitment to John Hughes to appear in his live action remake of 101 Dalmatians (1996) and could not return for the sequel. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy is about to leave from a visit with his grandmother, he covers the brownies she brought him with tissue paper. A second later, we see him doing the same exact thing with the same paper. See more »

Quotes

Rosie Dunlop: You can love 'em, but you can't live their lives.
Aurora Greenway: Neither can they. Not properly.
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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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Featured in Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right (1996) See more »

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Ghost Town
Written by Rick Nielsen and Diane Warren
Performed by Cheap Trick
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Worth Seeing if you have seen Terms of Endearment
13 January 2006 | by RobertEspositoTVGuideSee all my reviews

Now when this movie first came out, no one really saw it. Critics gave it bad reviews. Part of the issue was the original Terms of Endearment was made back in 1983. So when some of the cast came back 13 years later, it can lose some of its box office draw. However, the time that passed actually made this movie more believable as the characters had also aged. Shirley MacLaine reprises her role and does a nice job, trying to raise her dead daughter's children. The movie stays grounded by dealing with everyday issues as well as getting older and the trials of a non-traditional family. Paxton plays a nice role in this film adding a little flare to the shadowing plot of Shirley MacLaine's character getting older. Nicholson's return, although brief, helped this film round itself out. See this one only if you see Terms of Endearment first.

Best Scene: Nicholson and MacLaine re-living the past on the beach.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Evening Star 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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Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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