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Ordinary People, 1980

Ordinary People
Directed by: Robert Redford
Written by: Judith Guest
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  124 min
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Ordinary People can be described as tense, emotional, and gloomy. The plot revolves around suburban life, a death in the family, and a family in crisis. The main genre is drama. In terms of style, Ordinary People is a melodrama. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It is set, at least in part, in the suburbs. Ordinary People is located in the USA. It takes place in the 20th century. It is based on a book. Ordinary People has received attention for being a modern classic, an Oscar winner, and critically acclaimed. Note that it involves profanity.

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Devastated by the loss of their older son, well-to-do suburban couple Calvin (Donald Sutherland) and... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 19 September 1980
Runtime: 124 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Awarded Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1980 Academy Awards
Robert Redford for Best Director at the 1980 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Picture at the 1980 Academy Awards
Timothy Hutton for Best Supporting Actor at the 1980 Academy Awards

Cast and Crew

Donald Sutherland Donald Sutherland As Calvin Jarrett
Mary Tyler Moore Mary Tyler Moore As Beth Jarrett
Timothy Hutton Timothy Hutton As Conrad Jarrett
Judd Hirsch Judd Hirsch As Dr. Tyrone C. Berger
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Wow, what's not to like? Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsh, Timothy Hutton, M. Emmet Walsh top the cast. I “get” the plot – I really do. The parents are still numb from the death of their eldest son and their other son is recovering...
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23.June.2009 |  by: Regtrash
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A powerful drama about sensitive family issues that teaches us we should never have "favorites" in our family circle. A young man (Oscar winner Timothy Hutton) is tramatized after losing his older, more popular brother in an accident. Mary Tyler...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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too ordinary people
since ordinary people so many movies have dealt with death in the family which leads to dysfunctionality. i would like to say that non of them managed to move me as much as this one however that wouldn't be true. given that OP is a very moving...
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22.December.2008 |  by: reiorion
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