About

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

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Directed by

Robert Redford

Written by

Alvin Sargent (Screenplay)
Judith Guest (Novel)

Runtime

124 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Everything is in its proper place...except the past.

Cast

Keywords

chicago dysfunctional family grieving grief depression post traumatic stress disorder suicide attempt psychiatrist middle class guilt

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Picture

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar for Best Director Robert Redford

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium