The Turning Point Poster

Release Date: 1977

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2005

PG|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
Forced to give up ballet after becoming pregnant, Deedee (Shirley MacLaine) moved from New York to Oklahoma to raise a family with her husband (Tom Skerritt). When her old friend and fellow ballerina, Emma (Anne Bancroft), comes to town with her dance company and invites Deedee's daughter, Emilia (Leslie Browne), to join, Deedee is both excited for her daughter and nostalgic for her past life as a dancer. Jealousy and regret rise to the surface as Deedee copes with her buried dreams.

Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leslie Browne, Tom Skerritt, Martha Scott, Antoinette Sibley, Alexandra Danilova

Director: Herbert Ross

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Sacrifice, Melodramatic, Mother, Family, Brooding, Passionate, New York City, Daughter, Rivalry, Husband, 1970s, Emotional

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Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
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Nominated Best Picture
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Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
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Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen - Based on Factual Material or on Story Material Not Previoulsy Published or Produced)