Heartburn (1986)

Sex. Love. Marriage. Some people don't know when to quit.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1986-07-25
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 89 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 89 Ratings


Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after until she discovers that Mark is having an affair while she is waddling around with a second pregnancy.

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  • Meryl Streep

    as Rachel Samstrat
  • Jack Nicholson

    as Mark Forman
  • Jeff Daniels

    as Richard
  • Maureen Stapleton

    as Vera
  • Stockard Channing

    as Julie Siegel
  • Richard Masur

    as Arthur Siegel
  • Catherine O'Hara

    as Betty
  • Steven Hill

    as Harry Samstat
  • Miloš Forman

    as Dimitri
  • Mamie Gummer

    as Annie Forman
  • Karen Akers

    as Thelma Rice
  • Aida Linares

    as Juanita
  • Kevin Spacey

    as Subway Thief
  • Caroline Aaron

    as Judith
  • Tony Shalhoub

    as Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
  • Mercedes Ruehl

    as Eve
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Camera Néstor Almendros Director of Photography
Production Robert Greenhut Producer
Directing Mike Nichols Director
Production Mike Nichols Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ann Roth Costume Design
Writing Nora Ephron Screenplay
Writing Nora Ephron Novel
Editing Sam O'Steen Editor
Art John Kasarda Art Direction
Art Susan Bode Set Decoration
Art Tony Walton Production Design
Production Ezra Swerdlow Production Manager
Production Joel Tuber Producer