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Man Woman and Child (1983)

She never knew he had an affair. He never knew he had a son. It could have meant the end of their marriage. Instead, it was the beginning of a love story.

1983 Movie poster for "Man Woman and Child" directed by Dick Richards
"Man Woman and Child"

Credits: Director

Starring: Martin Sheen, Blythe Danner, Craig T. Nelson, Melissa Frances

Studio: Paramount

Release: 1983

Accolades: Winner, Young Arist Award, Best Young Supporting Actress (Melissa Frances)

Nominee, Young Artist Award, Best Young Actor (Sebastian Dungan)

Nominee, Young Artist Award, Best Young Supporting Actress (Arlene McIntyre)



POIGNANT FAMILY DRAMA WITH EMOTIONAL AUTHENTICITY IN "MAN WOMAN AND CHILD"

Based on Erich Segal’s bestseller and written for the screen by Segal (Love Story) and David Zelag Goodman, this family drama brought Richards back to his roots as a storyteller and actor’s director.


Synopsis

Robert Beckwith (Sheen) and Sheila Beckwith (Danner) are happily married with two daughters, when they learn that an affair Robert had years ago produced a son, whose mother has recently died. As the family welcomes the young Jean-Claude (Dungan) into their home, they begin a complicated emotional journey toward a better understanding of love.




Reviews

Man, Woman and Child is a sweetly dramatic picture… [with] fine performances, tautly directed."

-- Variety

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