A middle-aged journalist has, at last, grown up - only to find he's trapped in a world of emotional infants.


John Madden


Jules Feiffer (play), Jules Feiffer (teleplay)


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Episode credited cast:
Martin Balsam ... Jack
Paddy Campanaro Paddy Campanaro ... Marilyn
Charles Grodin ... Jake
Marilu Henner ... Louise
Kerry Segal Kerry Segal ... Edie
Jean Stapleton ... Helen


A middle-aged journalist has, at last, grown up - only to find he's trapped in a world of emotional infants.

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25 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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A very dysfunctional family
24 May 2006 | by laurie-malSee all my reviews

This is an excellent movie and should be re-released for public utilization. I would like a copy of this show. It is an excellent play. It has many implications for dysfunctional family studies. I have tried to obtain a copy everywhere. I have contacted Charles Grodin, Jules Feiffer, and all the various shopping sites on the internet. For some reason this movie is unavailable anywhere. I don't know why. I have tried to obtain it for two years. I would appreciate anyone who can help to contact me. I too cannot remember everyone that was in it but outstanding were Martin Balsam and Jean Stapleton both giving a really convincing performance of beleaguered parents unknowingly torturing their adult children emotionally. As you can tell, I would really like to own this movie and cannot think of any other way to obtain a copy then to reach out to the movie watching community. I am trying to say more about the movie but cannot because I haven't seen it in years. But be assured it made a significant impression on me as you can tell by the extensive search I have been on to get a copy of it. If anyone out there wants to see an excellent drama let me know how you got a copy of Grownups. Thank you.

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