Ordinary People

Everything is in its proper place...except the past.

Ordinary People (1980)


Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

Director: Robert Redford
Writer: Alvin Sargent

Release Date: 1980-09-19
Status: Released
Run time: 124 min / 2:4
Budget: $6,000,000
Production Companies : Paramount, Wildwood Enterprises
Production Country: United States of America



Donald Sutherland
Calvin Jarrett
Mary Tyler Moore
Beth Jarrett
Judd Hirsch
Dr. Tyrone C. Berger
Timothy Hutton
Conrad Jarrett
M. Emmet Walsh
Coach Salan
Elizabeth McGovern
Jeannine Pratt
Dinah Manoff
Fredric Lehne
James Sikking
Ray Hanley
Basil Hoffman
Scott Doebler
Jordan 'Buck' Jarrett
Quinn K. Redeker
Mariclare Costello
Meg Mundy
Elizabeth Hubbard
Adam Baldwin
Richard Whiting


Directing Robert Redford Director
Production Ronald L. Schwary Producer
Writing Alvin Sargent Screenplay
Production Nancy Dowd Unit Production Manager
Production Penny Perry Casting
Costume & Make-Up Bernie Pollack Costume Design
Production Ronald L. Schwary Production Manager
Art William B. Fosser Set Decoration
Art Jerry Wunderlich Set Decoration
Art Phillip Bennett Art Direction
Art J. Michael Riva Art Direction
Writing Judith Guest Novel
Editing Jeff Kanew Editor
Camera John Bailey Director of Photography
Sound Marvin Hamlisch Original Music Composer
Directing Julie Pitkanen Script Supervisor
Production Mary Cay Hollander Production Coordinator
Camera Marcia Reed Still Photographer
Lighting Ronald W. McLeish Gaffer
Sound Kay Rose Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Joel Israel Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Kathe Swanson Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Jean Burt Reilly Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Gary Liddiard Makeup Artist

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