After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a strange outgoing woman, who seems to bring him back down to earth. After starting a relationship with the outgoing woman, Macon's wife seems to think that their marriage is still worth a try. Macon is then forced to deal many decisions

  1. Lawrence Kasdan

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Anne Tyler


  3. Frank Galati


Top Billed Cast

  1. William Hurt

    William Hurt

    Macon Leary

  2. Kathleen Turner

    Kathleen Turner

    Sarah Leary

  3. Geena Davis

    Geena Davis

    Muriel Pritchett

  4. Amy Wright

    Amy Wright

    Rose Leary

  5. David Ogden Stiers

    David Ogden Stiers

    Porter Leary

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The Accidental Tourist
The Accidental Tourist


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Status Released

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  • December 23, 1988


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 1m

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