Terms of Endearment

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Widow Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter, Emma (Debra Winger), have a strong bond, but Emma marries teacher Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels) against her mother's wishes. When the marriage grows sour due to Flap's cheating, Emma eventually splits from him, returning to her mother, who is involved with a former astronaut (Jack Nicholson). Soon, Emma learns that she has terminal cancer. In the hospital, supported by Aurora, she tries to make peace with Flap and her children.

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Wednesday November 23 1983
Duration: 132 mins

Cast and crew

Director: James L Brooks
Screenwriter: James L Brooks
Cast: Shirley MacLaine
Debra Winger
Jack Nicholson
John Lithgow
Danny DeVito
Jeff Daniels
Lisa Hart Carroll
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