Oscar-winner Gene Hackman plays a middle-aged Seattle steelworker content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. Visiting a local tavern to celebrate his 50th birthday, he finds himself enchanted with the very sexy barmaid (Ann-Margret). In less time than it takes to down his beer, he resolves to leave his wife (Ellen Burstyn) and daughters (Amy Madigan and Ally Sheedy) in favor of a fresh start with his new "conquest." Their resulting affair takes its toll on his family, especially his wife, who suddenly must start over again. Also starring Golden Globe-winner Brian Dennehy. Hackman received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance, while Madigan received a Golden Globe nomination and an Academy Award nod for her role.
|Gene Hackman||Harry MacKenzie|
|Ellen Burstyn||Kate MacKenzie|
|Stuart DeSpain||Man on Stairs|
|Doris Hugo Drewien||Millie|
|1986||Oscar||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|1986||Golden Globe||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Nominated|
|1986||Golden Globe||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||Nominated|