Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment

Debra Winger
Director: James L. Brooks Cast: Debra Winger
Debra Winger
, Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
, Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
James L. Brooks

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Terms of Endearment covers three decades in the lives of widow Aurora Greenaway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter Emma (Debra Winger). Fiercely protected by Aurora throughout childhood, Emma runs into resistance from her mother when she marries wishy-washy college teacher Flap (Jeff Daniels). Aurora is even more put out at the prospect of being a grandmother, though she grows a lot fonder of her three grandkids than she does of her son-in-law. Flap proves that Aurora's instincts were on target when he enters into an affair with a student (Kate Charleson). Meanwhile, Emma finds romantic consolation with an unhappily married banker (played by John Lithgow, who registers well in a rare "nice guy" performance). As for Aurora, she is ardently pursued by her next-door neighbor, boisterous astronaut Garrett Breedlove (Jack Nicholson). After 75 minutes or so of pursuing an episodic, semi-comic plotline, the film abruptly shifts moods when Emma discovers that she has terminal cancer. Terms of Endearment won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay for TV veteran James L. Brooks making his first feature film, Best Actress for MacLaine, and Best Supporting Actor for Nicholson. It was followed by a sequel, The Evening Star (1996), which again featured MacLaine as Aurora.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2017
UPC: 0032429274069
Original Release: 1983
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:11:00
Sales rank: 754

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Debra Winger Emma Greenaway
Shirley MacLaine Aurora Greenaway
Jack Nicholson Garrett Breedlove
Jeff Daniels Flap
John Lithgow Sam Burns
Huckleberry Fox Teddy
Troy Bishop Tommy
Danny DeVito Vernon
Lisa Hart Carroll Patsy
Betty King Rosie
Norman Bennett Edward
Albert Brooks Rudyard
Kate Charleson Janice
Sharisse Baker-Bernard Lee Anne
Charles Beall Rudyard's Employer
Shane Serwin Young Tommy Horton
Megan Morris Melanie
Tara Yeakey Baby Melanie
Jennifer Josey Young Emma Greenway
Paul Menzel Dr. Maise
F. William Parker Doctor
David Wohl Phil
Alexandra O'Karma Jane
Michelle Watkins Woman
Mary Kay Place Doris
Nancy Mette Woman at Party
Judith Dickerson Checkout Girl

Technical Credits
James L. Brooks Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Andrzej Bartkowiak Cinematographer
Penney Finkelman Cox Co-producer
Sylvia Fay Casting
Michael Gore Score Composer
Martin Jurow Co-producer
Rick Kline Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Marks Editor
Larry McMurtry Screenwriter
Harold Michelson Art Director
Donald O. Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Anthony Mondello Set Decoration/Design
Ben Nye Makeup
Tom Pedigo Set Decoration/Design
Polly Platt Production Designer
Albert M. Shapiro Asst. Director
Sandy Veneziano Set Decoration/Design
Sidney Wolinsky Editor
Kristi Zea Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Terms of Endearment
1. Opening Credits and Prologue [:11]
2. Here Comes the Bride [3:48]
3. Moving Day [1:32]
4. The Astronaut [6:16]
5. Pregnant Again [7:11]
6. Turning 50 [3:24]
7. First Date [3:37]
8. Sleepless Nights [1:55]
9. Goodbyes [5:02]
10. The Doctors [2:40]
11. New York [4:17]
12. The Renoir [6:49]
13. Give My Daughter the Shots [1:35]
14. The Children [5:38]
15. She's Gone [2:12]
16. End Credits [2:45]

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