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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 5 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:

$5,272,449, 29 December 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,767,815
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where the car breaks down, after Aurora, Rosie and Teddy had visited Tommy, was filmed on the coldest day that Houston had seen in ten years, but the characters were to appear hot and sweating. See more »

Goofs

When Melanie is racing the Ferarri through downtown, a wide shot reveals that the driver is wearing a helmet. Close-ups of Melanie before and after clearly show there is nothing on her head. See more »

Quotes

Garrett Breedlove: Aurora, I love you.
Aurora Greenway: That would be just like you, Garrett.
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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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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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Etude for String Quartet 1
Written by Alec Gould
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Better than the original...
11 August 1999 | by kwa1063See all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this movie. I thought it was far better than that overrated, boring mess called "Terms of Endearment". It was funny and tragic at the same time. I couldn't have cared less about the people in the first movie but cared about all these characters. I loved the way Aurora mended her relationships with her grandchildren. I disagree with the person who said Miranda Richardson was miscast. I thought she did an excellent job. Her southern accent was a little exaggerated, but I'm from the south and let me tell you, there has never been an authentic southern accent in any film that I can think of. I despised Shirley MacLaine's character in the original but thought she was much more likeable in this one. The relationship between her and Bill Paxton's character was hilarious. There were some parts that were a little too silly (the fight between Patsy and Aurora on the plane, for one) but all in all it was an enjoyable way to pass 2 hours.


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