Table for Five (1983)




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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.
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Jon Voight
as J.P. Tannen
Richard Crenna
as Mitchell
Millie Perkins
as Kathleen
Roxana Zal
as Tilde
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
Marion Russell
as Rodessa
Erik Holland
as Captain
Helle Franz
as Ventriloquist
Peggy Kubena
as Blonde
James C. Lawrence
as Communications Officer
Ora Rubinstein
as Girl on Airplane
Rupert Sykes
as Ship's Officer
Moria Turner
as Bickering Wife
Ronald F. Hoiseck
as Maitre d'
Enrico Pini
as Taxi Driver
as Jeep Driver
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Critic Reviews for Table for Five

All Critics (5)

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

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August 4, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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June 11, 2005

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February 6, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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
Donna Dawson

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