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Parenthood (2-Aug-1989)

Director: Ron Howard

Writers: Lowell Ganz; Ron Howard; Babaloo Mandel

Music by: Randy Newman

Producer: Brian Grazer

Keywords: Drama, Comedy

The greater Buckman family faces all aspects of parenting in this well-woven tapestry by Ron Howard. Ensemble cast anchored by Steve Martin and Mary Steenburgen deals with nuanced problems and never fails to deliver; the ending may be a bit too sentimental. Received Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dennis Dugan
Actor
5-Sep-1946   Happy Gilmore
Clint Howard
Actor
20-Apr-1959   Ice Cream Man
Rance Howard
Actor
17-Nov-1928   Father of Ron Howard, Clint Howard
Tom Hulce
Actor
6-Dec-1953   Amadeus
Harley Jane Kozak
Actor
28-Jan-1957   All I Want for Christmas
Steve Martin
Comic
14-Aug-1945   The Jerk
Rick Moranis
Actor
18-Apr-1953   SCTV, Honey I Shrunk The Kids
Joaquin Phoenix
Actor
28-Oct-1974   Gladiator
Martha Plimpton
Actor
16-Nov-1970   The Goonies
Keanu Reeves
Actor
2-Sep-1964   Dude
Jason Robards
Actor
26-Jul-1922 26-Dec-2000 All The President's Men
Eileen Ryan
Actor
16-Oct-1928   Matriarch of the Penn family
Mary Steenburgen
Actor
8-Feb-1953   Goin' South
Dianne Wiest
Actor
28-Mar-1948   Footloose

CAST

Steve Martin   ...   Gil
Tom Hulce   ...   Larry
Rick Moranis   ...   Nathan
Martha Plimpton   ...   Julie
Keanu Reeves   ...   Tod
Jason Robards   ...   Frank
Mary Steenburgen   ...   Karen
Dianne Wiest   ...   Helen
Co-Starring
Harley Jane Kozak   ...   Susan
Dennis Dugan   ...   David Brodsky
Joaquin Phoenix   ...   Garry
Jasen Fisher   ...   Kevin
Paul Linke   ...   George Bowman
Eileen Ryan   ...   Marilyn
Helen Shaw   ...   Grandma
Alisan Porter   ...   Taylor
Zachary Lavoy   ...   Justin
Ivyann Schwan   ...   Patty
Alex Burrall   ...   Cool
Lowell Ganz   ...   Stan
Rance Howard   ...   Dean at College
Max Elliott Slade   ...   Young Gil
Clint Howard   ...   Lou
Lamont Lofton   ...   Fotomat Clerk
Erika Rafuls   ...   Amy
Jordan Kessler   ...   Matt
Billy Cohen   ...   Eddie
Isabel Cooley   ...   Barbara Rice
Greg Gerard   ...   Dr. Lucas
Paul Keeley   ...   Kevin Age 21
Walter Von   ...   Opposing Coach
W. Bruce O'Donoghue   ...   Umpire
Claudio Jacobells   ...   Student 1 at College
Hilary Matthews   ...   Student 2 at College
Sherry Ferguson   ...   Screaming Co-Ed
Todd Hallowell   ...   Track Official
Maxie Pontius   ...   Safety Man at Track
Richard Kuhlman   ...   Young Frank
Brittany Bouck   ...   Dwarf
Jonathan Bouck   ...   Dwarf
Michael Mickens   ...   Dwarf
Aspen Autrey   ...   Dwarf
Lloyd Cleek   ...   Miles
Dana Mark   ...   Audrey
Louisa Marie   ...   Woman Teacher #1
Cyndi Vicino   ...   Woman Teacher #2
Steve Zurk   ...   Highway Policeman
Emil Felski   ...   Doctor at Hospital
Charmin Talbert   ...   Nurse at Hospital
Julie Lander   ...   Student in Hallway
Janet Moore   ...   Irate Woman in Audience
Connie Adams   ...   Cindy

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