Ordinary People (1980)

Ordinary People
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 4mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords 1980s, accident, boat, brothers, death, family, grief, marriage, melodrama, mother/son, psychiatrist, suicide, therapy
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Charles Wilborn Sound sound recording 120816 14000001
Marilyn Madderom Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Jeff Kanew Editor n/a 172 7000001
Marcia Reed Photography stills 120835 6000003
Carol Ann Jackson Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Marvin Hamlisch Music music adaptation 120781 8000001
Jack Hayes Original Music n/a 120838 8000005
Jean-Francois Paillard Music Arranger vocal arranger("Canon in D") 121019 8000004
Noel Goemanne Music Arranger vocal arranger("Canon in D") 121019 8000003
Dan Wallin Music n/a 120781 8000002
Jim Glennon Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
John Bailey Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Judith Guest Source Material (from novel) ("Ordinary People") 120793 4000003
Barbara Maltby Story By story consultant 120779 4000002
Alvin Sargent Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ronald L Schwary Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ronald L Schwary Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Steven H Perry Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Mary Cay Hollander Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000006
Julie Pitkanen Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000005
Patrick Markey Location Manager n/a 193 5000004
Michael L Britton Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Johann Pachelbel Song ("Canon in D") 120859 8000006
William Fosser Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Victoria Rose Sampson Sound Editor n/a 229 14000008
Kay Rose Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000007
Gregg Landaker Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000005
Steve Maslow Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000004
Gerald Rosenthal Sound Editor n/a 229 14000009
Clyde Hart Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Jack Hirshberg Publicity publicist 120789 29000001
Edward Aiona Props n/a 120817 24000001
Phill Norman Titles title design 120825 23000001
Bob McLean Key Grip (Chicago) 263 15000002
Bill Varney Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000003
Dan Wallin Sound sound recording 120816 14000002
Penny Perry Casting n/a 179 10000001
J. Michael Riva Art Director art direction 183 9000004
Phillip Bennett Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Robert Redford Director n/a 2 2000001
Bernie Pollack Costume Designer costume design 169 13000001
Bernie Pollack Costumes n/a 120828 13000002
Gary Liddiard Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Kathe Swanson Hair hairstyles 120794 13000004
Jean Burt Reilly Hair hairstyles 120794 13000003
Jerry Wunderlich Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Richard Whiting Actor Grandfather 1 1000046
Scott Doebler Actor Buck Jarrett 1 1000016
Adam Baldwin Actor Stillman 1 1000015
Elizabeth Hubbard Actor Ruth 1 1000014
Meg Mundy Actor Grandmother 1 1000013
Carl DiTomasso Actor Dick Van Buren 1 1000017
Tim Clarke Actor Truan 1 1000018
Randall Robbins Actor Bryce 1 1000022
Ann Eggert Actor Mitzi 1 1000021
Lisa Smyth Actor Gail 1 1000020
Ken Dishner Actor Genthe 1 1000019
Mariclare Costello Actor Audrey 1 1000012
Quinn K Redeker Actor Warn 1 1000011
M. Emmet Walsh Actor Swim Coach 1 1000005
Timothy Hutton Actor Conrad Jarrett 1 1000004
Judd Hirsch Actor Dr Tyrone Berger 1 1000003
Mary Tyler Moore Actor Beth Jarrett 1 1000002
Elizabeth McGovern Actor Jeannine Pratt 1 1000006
Dinah Manoff Actor Karen 1 1000007
Basil Hoffman Actor Sloan 1 1000010
James B Sikking Actor Ray 1 1000009
Fredric Lane Actor Lazenby 1 1000008
Cynthia Baker Johnson Actor Ms Mellon 1 1000023
John Stimpson Actor John 1 1000024
Stuart Shiff Actor Waiter 1 1000039
Estelle Meyers Actor Saleslady 1 1000038
Paula Segal Actor Shopper 1 1000037
Virginia Long Actor Choir Director 1 1000036
Rose Wool Actor Waitress 1 1000040
Douglas Kinney Actor Actor 1 1000041
Michael Creadon Actor Young Conrad 1 1000045
Bobby Coyne Actor Young Buck 1 1000044
Edwin Bederman Actor McDonald's Manager 1 1000043
Constance Addington Actor Actress 1 1000042
Ron Solomon Actor Joel 1 1000035
Don Billett Actor Philip 1 1000034
Clarissa Downey Actor Chris 1 1000028
Rudy Hornish Actor Ed 1 1000027
Steve Hirsch Actor Mack 1 1000026
Liz Kinney Actor Liz 1 1000025
Cynthia Burke Actor Annie 1 1000029
Jane Alderman Actor Linda 1 1000030
Marilyn Rockafellow Actor Sarah 1 1000033
Gustave Lachenauer Actor Gus 1 1000032
Paul Preston Actor Dennis 1 1000031
Donald Sutherland Actor Calvin Jarrett 1 1000001
Synopsis
A seemingly perfect, upper-middle class family is torn apart in the aftermath of a tragedy. After his brother drowns when their boat capsizes, teenage Conrad is guilt-stricken, and convinced that he is the one who should have died, he attempts suicide. As Conrad's mother Beth, who favored his older brother, retreats into an emotionless state of denial, his father Calvin tries to bring his son back into a normal life. Conrad begins to make progress through his therapy sessions, while his father is sadly realizing how the woman he married has changed forever.