Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment (1983)

Come to laugh, come to cry, come to care, come to terms.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1983-11-20
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 729 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: James L. Brooks
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From 729 Ratings


Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.

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  • Shirley MacLaine

    as Aurora Greenway
  • Debra Winger

    as Emma Greenway Horton
  • Jack Nicholson

    as Garrett Breedlove
  • Danny DeVito

    as Vernon Dahlart
  • Jeff Daniels

    as Flap Horton
  • John Lithgow

    as Sam Burns
  • Lisa Hart Carroll

    as Patsy Clark
  • Betty King

    as Rosie Dunlop
  • Huckleberry Fox

    as Teddy Horton
  • Troy Bishop

    as Tommy Horton
  • Shane Serwin

    as Younger Tommy Horton
  • Megan Morris

    as Melanie Horton
  • Tara Yeakey

    as Baby Melanie
  • Norman Bennett

    as Edward Johnson
  • Jennifer Josey

    as Young Emma
  • Kate Charleson

    as Janice
  • Tom Wees

    as Dr. Budge
  • Paul Menzel

    as Dr. Maise
  • F. William Parker

    as Doctor
  • Amanda Watkins

    as Meg
  • Buddy Gilbert

    as Dr. Ratcher
  • David Wohl

    as Phil
  • Shelley K. Nielsen

    as Nurse
  • Bette Croissant

    as Nurse
  • Charles Beall

    as Rudyard's Employer
  • Lelise Folse

    as Doris
  • Sharisse Baker-Bernard

    as Lee Anne
  • Judy Dickerson

    as Checkout Girl
  • Devon O'Brien

    as Lizbeth
  • Dana Vance

    as Victoria
  • Alexandra O'Karma

    as Jane
  • Nancy Mette

    as Woman at Party
  • Holly Holmberg Brooks

    as T.J.
  • Lear Levin

    as Jack Stern
  • Albert Brooks

    as Rudyard Greenway (voice)
  • Lanier Whilden

    as Patsy's Mother
  • Helen Stauffer

    as Flap's Secretary
  • Barbara Balik

    as Woman
  • Michelle Watkins

    as Woman
  • John C. Conger

    as Moving Man
  • Sandra Newkirk

    as Mrs. Johnson
  • Elaine McGown

    as Herself
  • Mary Kay Place

    as Doris (voice)
Writing James L. Brooks Screenplay
Sound Michael Gore Original Music Composer
Editing Richard Marks Editor
Writing Larry McMurtry Novel
Production James L. Brooks Producer
Camera Andrzej Bartkowiak Director of Photography
Directing James L. Brooks Director
Art Polly Platt Production Design
Editing Jane Schwartz Jaffe First Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Kristi Zea Costume Design
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Production Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Production Penney Finkelman Cox Co-Producer
Production Martin Jurow Co-Producer
Production Austen Jewell Unit Production Manager
Directing Albert M. Shapiro First Assistant Director
Directing Marty P. Ewing Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Jr. Makeup Artist
Production Paula Herold Casting Associate
Art Harold Michelson Art Direction
Art Sandy Veneziano Set Designer
Art Tom Pedigo Set Decoration
Art Anthony Mondell Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Kaye Pownall Hairstylist
Camera Billy Miller Key Grip
Art Terry E. Lewis Property Master
Camera Zade Rosenthal Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Bron Roylance Makeup Artist
Sound James R. Alexander Sound Mixer
Lighting Dusty Wallace Gaffer
Directing Rosemary Dorsey Script Supervisor
Camera Don Reddy Camera Operator
Camera Dustin Blauvelt First Assistant Camera
Camera Steven Hiller Second Assistant Camera
Art John J. Rutchland Jr. Construction Coordinator
Art Richard A. Villalobos Leadman
Crew Michael McDuffee Transportation Coordinator
Sound Bob Badami Music Editor
Sound Norval D. Crutcher Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Samuel C. Crutcher Sound Editor
Sound George Watters II Sound Editor
Sound Cecelia Hall Sound Editor
Sound Andrew Patterson Sound Editor
Sound Joanne D'Antonio Sound Editor
Sound Jerry Rosenthal Sound Editor
Sound Terry Lynn Allen Sound Editor
Sound Larry Singer Dialogue Editor
Sound Barbara Fallick Marks Dialogue Editor
Sound Bruce Fortune Sound Assistant
Sound Stephen Stalheim Apprentice Sound Editor
Sound Donald O. Mitchell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Rick Kline Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Kevin O'Connell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Wayne Fitzgerald Title Designer
Crew Jeannie Epper Stunts