Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment (1983)

Come to laugh, come to cry, come to care, come to terms.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1983-11-20
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 395 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Aurora and her daughter, Emma march to the beat of different drums. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be.

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  • Shirley MacLaine

    as Aurora Greenway
  • Debra Winger

    as Emma Greenway Horton
  • Jack Nicholson

    as Garrett Breedlove
  • Danny DeVito

    as Vernon Dahlart
  • Jeff Daniels

    as Flap Horton
  • John Lithgow

    as Sam Burns
  • Lisa Hart Carroll

    as Patsy Clark
  • Betty King

    as Rosie Dunlop
  • Huckleberry Fox

    as Teddy Horton
  • Troy Bishop

    as Tommy Horton
  • Shane Serwin

    as Younger Tommy Horton
  • Megan Morris

    as Melanie Horton
  • Albert Brooks

    as Rudyard (Voice)
  • Kate Charleson

    as Janice
Writing James L. Brooks Screenplay
Directing James L. Brooks Director
Production James L. Brooks Producer
Writing Larry McMurtry Novel
Art Harold Michelson Production Design
Editing Richard Marks Editor
Camera Andrzej Bartkowiak Director of Photography
Art Polly Platt Production Design
Sound Michael Gore Original Music Composer