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R| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
After 17 years of marriage, Barbara (Kathleen Turner) and Oliver Rose (Michael Douglas) want out. The trouble is, neither one wants to part with their opulent home. So begins a long war between husband and wife, reaching farcical heights that leave much of the house -- not to mention their lives -- in shambles. The couple's children (Sean Astin, Heather Fairfield) watch in horror while lawyer Gavin D'Amato (Danny DeVito) tries his best to stem the bloodshed.

Cast: Michael Douglas , Kathleen Turner , Danny DeVito , Marianne Sagebrecht , Sean Astin , Heather Fairfield , G.D. Spradlin , Peter Donat

Director: Danny DeVito

Genres: Comedy

The War of the Roses (1989)

Release Date: December 8th, 1989|1 hr. 56 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Under the astute direction of Danny DeVito, who does a sly turn as Oliver's attorney, this acid-dipped epic of revenge is killingly funny and dramatically daring. show more

  • Although the movie goes too far, you can hardly get enough of its delicious atmosphere - and of Turner, in particular, who has never looked better on the big screen. [8 Dec 1989] show more

  • This smashingly filmed and performed one-shot is (uh, so to speak) the year's best romantic comedy. [8 Dec 1989] show more

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