Terms of Endearment

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

Terms of Endearment (1983)


Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking.

Director: James L. Brooks
Writer: James L. Brooks

Release Date: 1983-11-20
Status: Released
Run time: 132 min / 2:12
Budget: $8,000,000
Production Company : Paramount
Production Country: United States of America



Shirley MacLaine
Aurora Greenway
Debra Winger
Emma Greenway Horton
Jack Nicholson
Garrett Breedlove
Danny DeVito
Vernon Dahlart
Jeff Daniels
Flap Horton
John Lithgow
Sam Burns
Lisa Hart Carroll
Patsy Clark
Betty King
Rosie Dunlop
Huckleberry Fox
Teddy Horton
Troy Bishop
Tommy Horton
Shane Serwin
Younger Tommy Horton
Megan Morris
Melanie Horton
Albert Brooks
Rudyard (Voice)


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

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