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Director Lawrence Kasdan and Frank Galati adapted their screenplay for The Accidental Tourist from Anne Tyler's novel. William Hurt plays Macon Leary, a well-known "travel advisor" headquartered in Baltimore. The tragic death of Leary's son causes him to withdraw from the world, which in turn prompts his wife (Kathleen Turner) to walk out on him. Recuperating from a broken leg, Leary moves in with his sister (Amy Wright) and brothers (Ed Begley Jr., David Ogden Stiers)-staid middle-aged intellectuals all. Discipline problems with his dead son's dog lead Leary to hire flaky professional dogwalker/trainer Muriel Pritchett (Geena Davis, who won an Oscar for her performance). The only non-uptight person within shouting distance, Muriel begins to melt Leary's self-protective shell. Once his wife realizes that she has some competition, she makes moves to get him back. But he has by now become accustomed to Muriel's unfettered lifestyle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 23, 1988

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Grillo Best Picture 1988 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Geena Davis Best Supporting Actress 1988 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association John Williams Best Original Score 1988 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Score 1988 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lawrence Kasdan Best Adapted Screenplay 1988 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lawrence Kasdan Best Picture 1988 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charles Okun Best Picture 1988 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frank Galati Best Adapted Screenplay 1988 Nominee

Cast

William Hurt
as Macon Leary
Kathleen Turner
as Sarah Leary
Geena Davis
as Muriel Pritchett
Amy Wright
as Rose
Bill Pullman
as Julian
Ed Begley, Jr.
as Charles Leary
Robert Hy Gorman
as Alexander Pritchett
David Ogden Stiers
as Porter Leary
Gregory Gouyer
as Paris boy
Boone Narr
as Stunt Person
Wallis Nicita
Audrey R. Rapoport
as Girl on Plane
Bradley Mott
as Mr. Loomis
Seth Granger
as Ethan
Amanda Houck
as Debbie
Caroline Houck
as Dorrie
London Nelson
as Caroline
W.H. Brown
as 1st Morgue Detective
Donald Neal
as 2nd Morgue Detective
Peggy Converse
as Mrs. Barrett
Maureen Kerrigan
as Laura Canfield
Walter Sparrow
as Hot Dog Vendor
Jon Kasdan
as Boy at Doctor's Office
Thomas Paolucci
as Taunting Boy
Roland Riallot
as Paris Cab Driver
Aaron Michael Lacey
as Restaurant Patron
Jon Kasdan
as Boy at Doctor's Office
Boone Narr
as Stunt Person
Thomas Paolucci
as Taunting Boy
Aaron Michael Lacey
as Restaurant Patron
Maureen Kerrigan
as Laura Canfield
Roland Riallot
as Paris Cab Driver
London Nelson
as Caroline
Walter Sparrow
as Hot Dog Vendor
Gregory Gouyer
as Paris boy
Audrey R. Rapoport
as Girl on Plane
Bradley Mott
as Mr. Loomis
Amanda Houck
as Debbie
Seth Granger
as Ethan
Peggy Converse
as Mrs. Barrett
Caroline Houck
as Dorrie
Donald Neal
as 2nd Morgue Detective
W.H. Brown
as 1st Morgue Detective

Crew

Lawrence Kasdan
Director
Lawrence Kasdan
Producer
Michael Grillo
Producer
Charles Okun
Producer
Anne Tyler
Book Author
Lawrence Kasdan
Screenwriter
Frank Galati
Screenwriter
John Bailey
Cinematographer
Frankie Adams
Composer (Music Score)
Wilbur Jones
Composer (Music Score)
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Carol Littleton
Editor
Cricket Rowland
Art Director
Gerard Viard
Art Director
Tim Hutchinson
Art Director
Phyllis Carlyle
Executive Producer
John Malkovich
Executive Producer
Nick Navarro
Set Designer
Ann Harris
Set Designer
Paul Sonski
Set Designer
Cricket Rowland
Set Designer
Ruth Myers
Costume Designer
David MacMillan
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Grillo
First Assistant Director
Boone Narr
Stunts
Wallis Nicita
Casting
Leonard Engelman
Makeup
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