Table for Five (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

Table for Five (1983)

Table for Five




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Taking his children on a Mediterranean cruise, biological father J.P. Tanner attempts to make up for the three years he neglected them. When his ex-wife, Kathleen, dies in a car wreck, the children's step-father, Mitchell, has to fight to get them back. Performances by Richard Crenna, Kevin Costner, Millie Perkins and Roxana Zal, among others, effectively contribute to this sentimental story of custodial rights. Filmed aboard the SS Vistafjord during an actual cruise, viewers can catch a few scenes of stop-overs in Cairo, Rome, and Athens.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Seltzer
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 3, 2005
Warner Bros.


Jon Voight
as J.P. Tannen
Robby Kiger
as Truman Paul
Nelson Welch
as Old Man
Bernie Hern
as Bickering Husband
Moira Turner
as Bickering Wife
Cynthia Kania
as Newlywed
Kevin Costner
as Newlywed
Erik Holland
as Captain
Helle Franz
as Ventriloquist
James C. Lawrence
as Communications Offic...
Ora Rubinstein
as Girl on Airplane
Moria Turner
as Bickering Wife
Rupert Sykes
as Ship's Officer
Enrico Pini
as Taxi Driver
as Jeep Driver
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Critic Reviews for Table for Five

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A pair of seriously solid performances from both leading men, but Table for Five doesn't contain much sincerity beneath the surface.

Full Review… | May 7, 2005

An engaging film about stepfamilies.

Full Review… | August 19, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Table for Five

Tearjerker. Very well written and directed by Robert Lieberman, this is a touching story of a father trying to rekindle his relationship with his children by taking them on a cruise to the beautiful countries of Athens, Rome, Greece, Italy and Cairo, Egypt. Jon Voight plays the father that tries to reach out to his children but finds out, he doesn't know how to connect with them. I couldn't stop crying at some parts of the movie due to some very emotional and touching scenes. You will not be disappointed with this drama. A must see.

Donna Dawson

Super Reviewer

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