Ordinary People

90
  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1980
  • Running time: 124 min
Downbeat and gripping story of a middle American family dealing with the accidental death of one son, followed by the attempted suicide of another. Redford's first directing effort won Oscars for himself, Hutton, and Best Picture!
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Downbeat and gripping story of a middle American family dealing with the accidental death of one son, followed by the attempted suicide of another. Redford's first directing effort won Oscars for himself, Hutton, and Best Picture!

Original Release

09/19/1980

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Cast

Donald Sutherland Calvin Jarrett
Elizabeth McGovern Jeannine Pratt
Judd Hirsch Doctor Berger / Dr. Tyrone C. Berger
M. Emmet Walsh Salan - The Swim Coach / Coach Salan
Mary Tyler Moore Beth Jarrett
Timothy Hutton Conrad / Conrad Jarrett
Dinah Manoff Karen
Fredric Lehne Joe Lazenby / Lazenby
James Sikking Ray / Ray Hanley
Basil Hoffman Sloan
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Redford

Writers

Alvin Sargent, Judith Guest, Nancy Dowd

Cast

Donald Sutherland Calvin Jarrett
Elizabeth McGovern Jeannine Pratt
Judd Hirsch Doctor Berger / Dr. Tyrone C. Berger
M. Emmet Walsh Salan - The Swim Coach / Coach Salan
Mary Tyler Moore Beth Jarrett
Timothy Hutton Conrad / Conrad Jarrett
Dinah Manoff Karen
Fredric Lehne Joe Lazenby / Lazenby
James Sikking Ray / Ray Hanley
Basil Hoffman Sloan
Scott Doebler Buck / Jordan 'Buck' Jarrett
Quinn K. Redeker Ward
Mariclare Costello Audrey
Meg Mundy Grandmother
Elizabeth Hubbard Ruth
Adam Baldwin Stillman
Richard Whiting Grandfather
Michael T. Weiss Extra
Ann Eggert Mitzi
Cynthia Baker Ms. Mellon

Producers

Editors

Jeff Kanew

1981 Oscar Best Picture Won
1981 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1981 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1981 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1981 Oscar Best Director Won
1981 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Won
1981 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Won
1981 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Won
1981 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
1981 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1981 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Won
1981 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Nominated
1981 Golden Globe New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Male Won
1981 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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