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Sibling Rivalry Details


Carl Reiner directed this situation comedy about a neglected wife who, in frustration, has her first affair, with humiliating consequences. Kirstie Alley plays Marjorie, the ignored housewife of Harry Turner (Scott Bakula), an obnoxious member of a family of physicians. Marjorie's sister Jeanine (Jami Gertz), sensing her frustration, suggests she have an affair. Marjorie meets a ramrod-handsome man (Sam Elliott) in the check-out line at the local super market. They look into each other's eyes and soon they're having an afternoon of passionate lovemaking. Actually a bit too passionate -- after round five, Marjorie's lover dies from a heart attack. A kind-hearted salesman named Nicholas Meany (Bill Pullman) quickly comes to Marjorie's aid, trying to make the death look like a suicide. Complications compound as Marjorie tries to hide the incident from Harry and his family, but instead she keeps sinking deeper and deeper into a hole of deceit. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:October 26, 1990


Kirstie Alley
as Marjorie Turner
Bill Pullman
as Nick
Carrie Fisher
as Iris
Jami Gertz
as Jeanine
Scott Bakula
as Harry Turner
Sam Elliott
as Charles Turner
Ed O'Neill
as Wilbur Meany
Frances Sternhagen
as Mrs. Turner
John Randolph
as Mr. Turner
Bill Macy
as Pat
Matthew Laurance
as Mr. Hunter
Paul Benedict
as Dr. Plotner
Ron Orbach
as Don, the Desk Clerk
Greg Collins
as Hotel Security Guard
Patrick Cronin
as Gary Diamond
Dian Kobayashi
as Market Cashier
Ken Grantham
as Minister
Dian Kobayashi
as Market Cashier
Patrick Cronin
as Gary Diamond
Ron Orbach
as Don, the Desk Clerk
Greg Collins
as Hotel Security Guard


Carl Reiner
Howard West
George Shapiro
Liz Glotzer
David Lester
Martha Goldhirsh
Reynaldo Villalobos
Bud Molin
Jeannine Oppewall
Production Designer
Don Miller
Executive Producer
Lisa Fischer
Set Designer
Marci Liroff
Kevin Bartnof
Foley Artist
Kay Rose
Supervising Sound Editor