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Ron Howard

Parenthood

124' - 1989 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Spanish, English
Director: Ron Howard Composer: Randy Newman With: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plumpton, Harley Kozak
"I sit down at the dinner table and I look around, and I see jason Robards and Dianne Wiest and Steve Martin and Mary Steenburgen and Helen Shaw and Rick Moranis and Harley Kozak ... " Impish actor Tom Hulce is describing his first scene in Ron Howard's comedy 'Parenthood'. Based in part on Howard's own experience, the film is the story of three grown children (Martin, Wiest and Kozak) struggling to raise children of their own, while the fourth, the screw-up (Hulce), forces their father (Robards) to confront his own failure as a parent. "The characters we play in this film", says Hulce, "have a history, being father and son". And he has
nothing but praise for the rest of the cast. "I saw Steve Martin do about 17 takes of one reaction shot - it was like a catalog of comedy." (American Film, July '89

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Credits

Director

Ron Howard

Composer

Randy Newman

With

Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plumpton, Harley Kozak

Scenario

Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel

Director of Photography

Donald McAlpine

Editor

Michael Hill, Daniel P. Hanley

More information

Dialogue

Spanish, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1989

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