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  • Ordinary People (1980)
  • R
    124 min | Drama
Ordinary People (1980)
R
124 min | Drama

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father and the guilt-ridden younger son.
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Director
Writers
Judith Guest (novel) | Alvin Sargent (screenplay)
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Release date
Sep 19, 1980 (United States)

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48 cast members
Name Known for
Donald Sutherland
Calvin Jarrett Calvin Jarrett   See fewer
Mary Tyler Moore
Beth Jarrett Beth Jarrett   See fewer
Judd Hirsch
Doctor Berger Doctor Berger   See fewer
M. Emmet Walsh
Salan - The Swim Coach Salan - The Swim Coach   See fewer
Elizabeth McGovern
Jeannine Pratt Jeannine Pratt   See fewer
Fredric Lehne
Joe Lazenby Joe Lazenby   See fewer
James Sikking
Ray (as James B. Sikking) Ray (as James B. Sikking)   See fewer
Quinn K. Redeker
Ward (as Quinn Redeker) Ward (as Quinn Redeker)   See fewer
Meg Mundy
Grandmother Grandmother   See fewer
Adam Baldwin
Stillman Stillman   See fewer
Richard Whiting
Grandfather Grandfather   See fewer
Carl DiTomasso
Van Buren Van Buren   See fewer
Tim Clarke
Truan Truan   See fewer
Ken Dishner
Genthe Genthe   See fewer
Ann Eggert
Mitzi Mitzi   See fewer
Cynthia Baker
Ms. Mellon (as Cynthia Baker Johnson) Ms. Mellon (as Cynthia Baker Johnson)   See fewer
Steven Hirsch
Mack (as Steve Hirsch) Mack (as Steve Hirsch)   See fewer
Paul Preston
Dennis Dennis   See fewer
Don Billett
Philip Philip   See fewer
Virginia Long
Choir Director Choir Director   See fewer
Paula Segal
Shopper Shopper   See fewer
Estelle Meyers
Saleslady Saleslady   See fewer
Stuart Shiff
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
Rose Wool
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
Edwin Bederman
McDonald's Manager McDonald's Manager   See fewer
Bobby Coyne
Young Buck Young Buck   See fewer
Michael Creadon
Young Conrad Young Conrad   See fewer
Randy De Troit
Man on Bridge (uncredited) Man on Bridge (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael T. Weiss
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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