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Terms of Endearment


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Academy Award-winning drama, screened in conjunction with the International Year of the Family programme shown earlier and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson
Aurora Greenway is an attractive widow whose main problems in life are fending off an alarming number of suitors - including womanising ex-astronaut Garrett Breedlove - and keeping her headstrong daughter Emma in check. But as the years pass by, both women's attitudes to life, love, and each other begin to change. The film won five Academy Awards including Oscars for best picture, best actress for Shirley MacLaine and best supporting actor for Jack Nicholson.
Director James L Brooks (1983)


Director: James L Brooks
Aurora Greenway: Shirley MacLaine
Emma Horton: Debra Winger
Garrett Breedlove: Jack Nicholson
VernonDahlart: Danny Devito
Flap Horton: Jeff Daniels
Sam Burns: John Lithgow
Patsy Clark: Lisahart Carroll
Rosie Dunlop: Betty R King
Teddy Horton: Huckleberry Fox
Tommy Horton: Troy Bishop
Younger Tommy Horton: Shane Serwin
Melanie Horton: Megan Morris
Young Emma Greenway: Jennifer Josey
Edward johnson: Norman Bennett
Janice: Kate Charleston
Dr Budge: Tom Wees
Dr Maise: Paul Menzel

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