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Housekeeping (1987)

PG
116 min | Drama

After their mother commits suicide, two sisters end up living with their kind but peculiar aunt in their grandmother's old house in a small 1950s town.
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Marilynne Robinson (novel "Housekeeping") | Bill Forsyth (screenplay)
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$32,171
Gross (US & Canada)
$1,083,282
Gross (World)
$1,083,282
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Release date
Nov 25, 1987 (United States)

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Andrea Burchill
Lucille Lucille   See fewer
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Anne Pitoniak
Aunt Lily Aunt Lily   See fewer
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Barbara Reese
Aunt Nona Aunt Nona   See fewer
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Bill Smillie
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Wayne Robson
Principal Principal   See fewer
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Betty Phillips
Mrs. Jardine Mrs. Jardine   See fewer
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Karen Elizabeth Austin
Mrs. Paterson Mrs. Paterson   See fewer
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Dolores Drake
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Georgie Collins
Grandmother Grandmother   See fewer
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Tonya Tanner
Young Ruth Young Ruth   See fewer
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Leah Penny
Young Lucille Young Lucille   See fewer
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Brian Linds
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Clayton W. Okell
Boy on Cliff Boy on Cliff   See fewer
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Clay Barton
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Bob Hughes
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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Sheila Paterson
Bernice Bernice   See fewer
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Judi Pustil
Ice Cream Lady Ice Cream Lady   See fewer
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Ron Koukal
Gas Station Attendant Gas Station Attendant   See fewer
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Bob Elsdon
Grandmother's Friend Grandmother's Friend   See fewer
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Isobel Louie
Woman on Train Woman on Train   See fewer
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Antony Holland
Mr. Wallace Mr. Wallace   See fewer
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Elizabeth Strong
Mrs. Dickson Mrs. Dickson   See fewer
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Juli Bailey
Georgette Georgette   See fewer
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Miss Royce Miss Royce   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 1,891 votes