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Inventing the Abbotts


4 Apr 1997

1 hr 50 min

Drama, Romance

When you want it all but can't have it, there's only one way to handle life...invent it.
Set in the 1950s, Inventing the Abbotts is a dramatic look at the life of two boys from the wrong side of the tracks and their interaction with the three daughters of local aristocrat Lloyd Abbott. The boys, Jacey and Doug have only 3 things in common: their family, table tennis and chasing the Abbott sisters.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English


Pat O'Connor


Jack Cummins (Executive Producer)
Janet Meyers (Producer)
Brian Grazer (Producer)
Ron Howard (Producer)
Karen Kehela (Executive Producer)



Production Companies

Fox 2000 Pictures


Joaquin Phoenix (as Doug Holt)
Liv Tyler (as Pamela Abbott)
Jennifer Connelly (as Eleanor Abbott)
Billy Crudup (as Jacey Holt)
Joanna Going (as Alice Abbott)
Kathy Baker (as Helen Holt)
Will Patton (as Lloyd Abbott)
Michael Sutton (as Steve)
Garrett M. Brown (as Webb Crosby)