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Barbra Streisand directed and stars in this love story about two people of dissimilar backgrounds who form a connection based on their unhappy experiences. Adapted from the novel by Pat Conroy, the story concerns Tom Wingo (Nick Nolte), a rudderless, unemployed football coach. Stuck in a loveless marriage with a wife (Blythe Danner) who feels nothing for him, and unable to move forward with his life, he is suddenly jarred out of his lethargy when he travels to New York because his twin sister (Melinda Dillon) has just tried to kill herself. In New York, he meets her psychiatrist, Susan Lowenstein (Barbra Streisand), who is married to a snobbish husband (Jeroen Krabbe). Susan and Tom become attracted to each other out of their loneliness. As his relationship with Susan blossoms, Tom learns to deal with his mother Lila (Kate Nelligan), who is the sole emotional center of his life. In the past, Lila was married to an abusive alcoholic. When she left her first husband, she married a rich man whose abuse was mental rather than physical. Tom hates Lila, but he can't free himself of his attachment to her. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 1991

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Pat Conroy Best Adapted Screenplay 1991 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paul Sylbert Best Art Direction 1991 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Stephen Goldblatt Best Cinematography 1991 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stephen Goldblatt Best Cinematography 1991 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Barbra Streisand Best Director 1991 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Barbra Streisand Best Picture 1991 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Nick Nolte Best Actor 1990 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Nick Nolte Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1991 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nick Nolte Best Actor 1991 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Becky Johnston Best Adapted Screenplay 1991 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Andrew S. Karsch Best Picture 1991 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kate Nelligan Best Supporting Actress 1991 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Newton Howard Best Score 1991 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Caryl Heller Best Art Direction 1991 Nominee

Cast

Nick Nolte
as Tom Wingo
Barbra Streisand
as Dr. Susan Lowenstein
Blythe Danner
as Sallie Wingo
Kate Nelligan
as Lila Wingo Newbury
Jeroen Krabbé
as Herbert Woodruff
Melinda Dillon
as Savannah Wingo
George Carlin
as Eddie Detreville
Jason Gould
as Bernard Woodruff
Brad Sullivan
as Henry Wingo
Maggie Collier
as Lucy Wingo
Justen Woods
as Tom Wingo-Age 6
Bobby Fain
as Tom Wingo-Age 10
Trey Yearwood
as Tom Wingo-Age 13
Nancy Moore Atchison
as Savannah Wingo--Age 10
Grayson Fricke
as Luke Wingo--Age 9
Chris Stacy
as Luke Wingo-Age 16
Bonnie Cook
as Nurse #1
Dottie Soracco
as Nurse #2
Bob Hannah
as Reese Newbury
Max Maxwell
as 1st Rapist
Rebecca Fleming
as Megan Daniels
Sandy Rowe
as Monique
Alan Sader
as Spencer Richardson
Frederick Neumann
as Madison Kingsley
Nick Searcy
as Man at Party
Kirk Whalum
as Saxophonist
Marilyn Carter
as Anna Richardson
Yvonne Brisendine
as Christine Kingsley
Lee Lively
as Ed Rosenberg
Ann Pierce
as Riva Rosenberg
Francis Dumaurier
as Waiter
John Arceri
as Vendor
Warren Kremin
as Fisherman
Ann Pierce
as Riva Rosenberg
Marilyn Carter
as Anna Richardson
Kirk Whalum
as Saxophonist
Francis Dumaurier
as Waiter
Bob Hannah
as Reese Newbury
Sandy Rowe
as Monique
Yvonne Brisendine
as Christine Kingsley
Lee Lively
as Ed Rosenberg
John Arceri
as Vendor
Alan Sader
as Spencer Richardson
Dottie Soracco
as Nurse #2
Max Maxwell
as 1st Rapist
Nick Searcy
as Man at Party
Frederick Neumann
as Madison Kingsley
Rebecca Fleming
as Megan Daniels
Bonnie Cook
as Nurse #1

Crew

Barbra Streisand
Director
James T. Roe III
Producer
Barbra Streisand
Producer
Cis Corman
Producer
Andrew S. Karsch
Producer
Becky Johnston
Screenwriter
Pat Conroy
Book Author
Pat Conroy
Screenwriter
Jay Presson Allen
Screenwriter
Stephen Goldblatt
Cinematographer
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Don Zimmerman
Editor
Paul Sylbert
Production Designer
Richard Sylbert
Production Designer
W. Steven Graham
Art Director
Sheldon Schrager
Co-producer
Chris Shriver
Set Designer
Leslie Pope
Set Designer
Caryl Heller
Set Designer
Ruth Morley
Costume Designer
Peter Knowlton
Special Effects
Sheldon Schrager
Production Manager
Stanley Brossette
Unit Publicist
Kay Rose
Sound Editor
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