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31 Jul 1989

2 hr 4 min

Comedy, Drama, Family

A comedy about life, love and the gentle art of raising children.
The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations.


Ron Howard


Brian Grazer (Producer)
Joseph M. Caracciolo (Executive Producer)




Steve Martin (as Gil Buckman)
Mary Steenburgen (as Karen Buckman)
Dianne Wiest (as Helen Buckman Lampkin Bowman)
Jason Robards (as Frank Buckman)
Rick Moranis (as Nathan Huffner)
Tom Hulce (as Larry Buckman)
Martha Plimpton (as Julie Buckman-Lampkin Higgins)
Keanu Reeves (as Tod Higgins)
Harley Jane Kozak (as Susan Buckman)
Dennis Dugan (as David Brodsky)
Joaquin Phoenix (as Garry Buckman-Lampkin)
Eileen Ryan (as Marilyn Buckman)
Helen Shaw (as Grandma)
Jasen Fisher (as Kevin Buckman)
Paul Linke (as George Bowman)
Alisan Porter (as Taylor Buckman)
Zachary La Voy (as Justin Buckman)
Ivyann Schwan (as Patty Huffner)
Alex Burrall (as Cool Buckman)
Lowell Ganz (as Stan)
Rance Howard (as Dean at College)
Max Elliott Slade (as Young Gil Buckman)
Clint Howard (as Lou)



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