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PG| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
After the murder of their young son, the marriage between Macon (William Hurt) and his wife Sarah (Kathleen Turner) disintegrates, and she moves out. After a freak accident puts him on crutches, Macon goes to stay with his quirky siblings at the family home, where he meets the spirited Muriel (Geena Davis), a dog trainer with a young son of her own, with whom he begins a friendship. When Sarah learns about this, she attempts a reconciliation and Macon is forced to make a decision.

Cast: William Hurt , Kathleen Turner , Geena Davis , Amy Wright , Bill Pullman , Robert Gorman , David Ogden Stiers , Ed Begley Jr.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan

Genres: Drama

The Accidental Tourist (1988)

Release Date: December 23rd, 1988|2 hr. 1 min.

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  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a ho-hum-er, almost a complete bummer. [6 Jan 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1] show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The chief delight is Kasdan. “Body Heat” was appropriately slick, but “The Big Chill” and “Silverado” too much so. Tourist is edgier - also the work of a genuine craftsman. Frankly, I didn't think Kasdan had it in him. [23 Dec 1988, Life, p.1D] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I've never seen a movie so sad in which there was so much genuine laughter. The Accidental Tourist is one of the best films of the year. show more

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