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Man, Woman and Child (1983)

Man, Woman and Child





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In this melodramatic story, a college professor and his family experience trauma and tears when the professor discovers that his one-time lover in France has recently died and left a son behind -- his son. When the young boy shows up on the doorstep because the shocked father can only do what is right and offer him a home, the professor (Martin Sheen), his wife (Blythe Danner), and their children -- as well as the boy -- face new issues in a crisis that threatens the once-cohesive family. Both Sheen and Danner carry their roles beyond the sappy limitations of the script, but neither can change an unsatisfactory ending meant only to bring out another handkerchief.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Erich Segal, David Zelag Goodman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 22, 2008
Paramount Pictures


Martin Sheen
as Bob Beckwith
Blythe Danner
as Sheila Beckwith
Sebastian Dungan
as Jean-Claude
David Hemmings
as Gavin Wilson
Nathalie Nell
as Nicole Guerin
Arlene McIntyre
as Jessica Beckwith
Missy Francis
as Paula Beckwith
Billy Jacoby
as Davey Ackerman
Ruth Silveira
as Nancy Ackerman
Randolph Dreyfuss
as Shakespeare Student
Dennis Redfield
as TWA Clerk
Anne Bruner
as TWA Stewardess
Eve Douglas
as TWA Stewardess
Lorraine Williams
as Woman at Bar-BQue
Mark E. Boucher
as Soccer Player
David E. Boucher
as Soccer Player
Homer Taylor
as Basketball Player
Billy Jayne
as Davey Ackerman
Jan Stratton
as Faculty
John Wyler
as Faculty
Lila Waters
as Faculty
James Beach
as Faculty
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Critic Reviews for Man, Woman and Child

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

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

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

Man, Woman, and Child is a sturdy drama about extending the circle of a family's love.

Full Review… | August 19, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Man, Woman and Child


I did enjoy this movie. However, I had read the original book written by Eric Seigle and I must say that the book was much better... which is usually the case. Never the less, the movie was well directed by Richards.

Rebecca Glenn

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