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The Evening Star (1996)

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Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Harling

Writers:

Larry McMurtry (novel), Robert Harling (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine ... Aurora Greenway
Bill Paxton ... Jerry Bruckner
Juliette Lewis ... Melanie Horton
Miranda Richardson ... Patsy Carpenter
Ben Johnson ... Arthur Cotton
Scott Wolf ... Bruce
George Newbern ... Tommy Horton
Marion Ross ... Rosie Dunlop
Mackenzie Astin ... Teddy Horton
Donald Moffat ... Hector Scott
Jennifer Grant ... Ellen
China Kantner ... Jane
Jack Nicholson ... Garrett Breedlove
Shawn Taylor Thompson Shawn Taylor Thompson ... Bump
Jake Langerud Jake Langerud ... Henry
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Storyline

Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty line. Written by R. John Berggren <jberg@nina.pagesz.net>

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The continuing story of 'Terms of Endearment'. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for some sexual situations and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jahre der Zärtlichkeit See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,272,449, 29 December 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,767,815
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Grant's father, Cary Grant, appeared in Operation Petticoat (1959). Mackenzie Astin's father, John Astin, took over Grant's role in the television series. See more »

Goofs

When Aurora is laying on the couch, she has a blanket pulled up to her chin. In the next shot, it's at the end of the couch, not covering her at all. See more »

Quotes

Rosie Dunlop: You can love 'em, but ya can't live their lives.
Aurora Greenway: Neither can they... not properly anyway.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits under `thanks to:' under State of Texas Dept. of Transportation, it says: "Don't Mess With Texas: Don't Litter" See more »


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Etude for String Quartet 1
Written by Alec Gould
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Did the studio owe Shirley MacLaine a favor?
9 November 1998 | by EricInLASee all my reviews

Evening Star is a pointless return to the tragi-comic life of Aurora Greenway, heroine of the vastly-superior "Terms of Endearment." Sequel lacks the smartly realistic writing of the original, and is full of hokey lines such as "I remember hugs... mom was big on hugs," in a failed attempt to channel some of the rich characterization of the original. Much of the acting is quite good - MacLaine is, as usual, eminently watchable, Juliette Lewis does another of her typically strong turns, and never has Marion Ross been given a better opportunity to demonstrate her surprising range. Still, credible acting and an 11th hour appearance of (an embarrassed-looking) Jack Nicholson can only do so much for this contrived mess, and one cannot help but wonder why they couldn't leave well enough alone.


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