Immediate Family (film)

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This article is about the film. For the term in relation to families, see Immediate family. For the book, see Immediate Family (book).
Immediate Family
Immediate family poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Produced by

Lawrence Kasdan
Sarah Pillsbury

Midge Sanford
Written by Barbara Benedek
Starring Glenn Close
James Woods
Mary Stuart Masterson
Kevin Dillon
Music by Brad Fiedel
Cinematography John Lindley
Edited by Jane Kurson
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) 27 October 1989
Running time 95 min
Country United States
Language English
Box office $5,932,613[1]

Immediate Family is a 1989 drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan. It stars Glenn Close and James Woods as a married childless couple who want a baby. They decide to adopt from a pregnant teenage girl who later gets second thoughts.

Plot[edit]

The successful couple Linda Spector (Glenn Close) and Michael Spector (James Woods) have been married for ten years and desperately want to be parents. They try to conceive but are unable. They turn to an adoption agency and meet the pregnant 17-year old Lucy (Mary Stuart Masterson). She thinks the couple can provide better for her baby than she and her boyfriend Sam (Kevin Dillon). The Spectors take care of Lucy during her pregnancy and they become close but Lucy becomes uncertain about giving up her baby.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

National Board of Review of Motion Pictures

  • 1989: Won, "Best Supporting Actress" - Mary Stuart Masterson

Young Artist Award

  • 1990: Nominated, "Best Young Actor Supporting Role in a Motion Picture" - Kevin Dillon

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