The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

  1. Ron Howard

    Director, Story

  2. Babaloo Mandel

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Lowell Ganz

    Screenplay, Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin

    Gil Buckman

  2. Mary Steenburgen

    Mary Steenburgen

    Karen Buckman

  3. Dianne Wiest

    Dianne Wiest

    Helen Buckman Lampkin Bowman

  4. Jason Robards

    Jason Robards

    Frank Buckman

  5. Rick Moranis

    Rick Moranis

    Nathan Huffner

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Status Released

Release Information

  • July 31, 1989


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 4m

Budget -

Revenue $126,297,830.00



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