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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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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
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Donald Sutherland
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Mary Tyler Moore
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Elizabeth McGovern
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Fredric Lehne
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Quinn K. Redeker
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Meg Mundy
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Adam Baldwin
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Richard Whiting
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Carl DiTomasso
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Cynthia Baker
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Steven Hirsch
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Don Billett
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Virginia Long
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Paula Segal
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Estelle Meyers
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Stuart Shiff
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Rose Wool
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Edwin Bederman
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Michael Creadon
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7.7 / 10 | 49,487 votes