Heartburn (1986)

Sex. Love. Marriage. Some people don't know when to quit.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1986-07-25
  • User Rating: 6.0/10 from 165 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Mike Nichols
star 6/10
From 165 Ratings


Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after until she discovers that Mark is having an affair while she is waddling around with a second pregnancy.

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  • Meryl Streep

    as Rachel
  • Jack Nicholson

    as Mark
  • Jeff Daniels

    as Richard
  • Maureen Stapleton

    as Vera
  • Stockard Channing

    as Julie
  • Richard Masur

    as Arthur
  • Catherine O'Hara

    as Betty
  • Steven Hill

    as Rachel's Father
  • Miloš Forman

    as Dimitri
  • Mamie Gummer

    as Annie
  • Karen Akers

    as Thelma Rice
  • Aida Linares

    as Juanita
  • Anna Maria Horsford

    as Della
  • Ron McLarty

    as Detective O'Brien
  • Kenneth Welsh

    as Dr. Appel
  • Kevin Spacey

    as Subway Thief
  • Mercedes Ruehl

    as Eve
  • Joanna Gleason

    as Diana
  • R.S. Thomas

    as Dan
  • Jack Gilpin

    as Ellis
  • Christian Clemenson

    as Sidney
  • John Wood

    as British Moderator
  • Sidney Armus

    as Jeweler
  • Yakov Smirnoff

    as Contractor Laszlo
  • Caroline Aaron

    as Judith
  • Lela Ivey

    as Hairdresser
  • Tracey Jackson

    as Hairdresser's Friend
  • Libby Titus

    as Rachel's Sister
  • Angela Pietropinto

    as Hospital Receptionist
  • Cynthia O'Neal

    as Magazine Colleague
  • Susan Forristal

    as Magazine Colleague
  • Dana Ivey

    as Wedding Speaker
  • John Rothman

    as Jonathan Rice
  • Elijah Lindsay

    as Anesthetist
  • Jack Neam

    as Butcher
  • Kim Fertman

    as Arthur & Julie's Daughter
  • Salem Ludwig

    as Judge
  • Patricia Falkenhain

    as Dinner Party Hostess
  • Margaret Thomson

    as Irritated Wedding Guest
  • Charles Denny

    as Dinner Party Guest
  • Gregg Almquist

    as Dinner Party Guest
  • Garrison Lane

    as Dinner Party Guest
  • Ryan Hilliard

    as Dinner Party Guest
  • Dana Streep

    as Dinner Party Guest
  • Mary Streep

    as Dinner Party Guest
  • Cyrilla Dorn

    as Dinner Party Guest
  • May Pang

    as Dinner Party Guest
  • Michael Regan

    as Father of the Bride
  • Ari M. Roussimoff

    as Workman
  • Luther Rucker

    as Workman
  • Gary Jones

    as Waiter in Opening Sequence (uncredited)
  • Natasha Lyonne

    as Rachel's Niece (uncredited)
  • Jorge Pupo

    as Subway Rider (uncredited)
  • Grant Harper Reid

    as Man in Maternity Scene (uncredited)
  • Carlotta Schock

    as Dinner Guest (uncredited)
  • Tony Shalhoub

    as Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Sound Geraldine Peroni Assistant Sound Editor
Camera Néstor Almendros Director of Photography
Production Robert Greenhut Producer
Directing Mike Nichols Director
Production Mike Nichols Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ann Roth Costume Design
Writing Nora Ephron Screenplay
Writing Nora Ephron Novel
Editing Sam O'Steen Editor
Art John Kasarda Art Direction
Art Susan Bode Tyson Set Decoration
Art Tony Walton Production Design
Production Ezra Swerdlow Production Manager
Directing Timothy M. Bourne Second Second Assistant Director
Production Joel Tuber Producer
Directing Joel Tuber First Assistant Director
Directing David Dreyfuss Second Assistant Director
Sound Carly Simon Original Music Composer
Art James Mazzola Property Master
Camera Brian Hamill Still Photographer
Camera Bruce MacCallum Assistant Camera
Camera Chaim Kantor Second Assistant Camera
Camera Dan Lerner Camera Operator