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Terms of Endearment

The book Terms of Endearment was made into the movie Terms of Endearment.

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Book details for Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment was written by Larry McMurtry. The book was published in 1975. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Larry McMurtry also wrote Texasville (1987) and The Evening Star (1992).

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Movie details for Terms of Endearment

The movie was released in 1983 and directed by James L. Brooks. Terms of Endearment was produced by Paramount. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow, Lisa Hart Carroll, Betty King, Huckleberry Fox, Troy Bishop, Shane Serwin, Megan Morris, Tara Yeakey, Norman Bennett, Jennifer Josey, Kate Charleson, Tom Wees, Paul Menzel, F. William Parker and Amanda Watkins.

 

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Larry McMurtry's novel becomes a somewhat lumpy film as directed by James L. Brooks (As Good As It Gets). Nevertheless, it is entirely winning, with Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger playing a combative mother and daughter who see each other through vario... Read More
Larry McMurtry's novel becomes a somewhat lumpy film as directed by James L. Brooks (As Good As It Gets). Nevertheless, it is entirely winning, with Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger playing a combative mother and daughter who see each other through various ups and downs in love and loss, and most especially through a terminal illness endured by Winger's character. Jack Nicholson deservedly won an Oscar for his supporting role as a free-spirited astronaut who backs away from a romance with MacLaine and then returns in the clutch. As he always does, Brooks keeps things from getting too soapy with his intense concentration on the soulful evolution of his characters. --Tom Keogh