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The Accidental Tourist (1988) (1989)

The Accidental Tourist (1988)
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William Hurt William Hurt
Macon
Geena Davis Geena Davis
Muriel
Amy Wright Amy Wright
Rose
Ed Begley Jr. Ed Begley Jr.
Charles
Bill Pullman Bill Pullman
Julian
Robert Hy Gorman Robert Hy Gorman
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Anne Tyler Anne Tyler
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Frank Galati Frank Galati
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William Hurt plays a depressed travel writer struggling to come to terms with his son's death. He buys a dog for companionship, then hires an eccentric dog trainer (Geena Davis, who won an Oscar for her role) to teach it to behave. She, in turn, teaches him to reconnect to life. But as he is beginning to admit his feelings for her to himself, he is blindsided by the return of his estranged wife (Kathleen Turner), who attempts to rekindle their marriage.
Release date: 6 January 1989
UPC: 085392887828
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" HBO Now- 2hrs. 1min. First Viewing A too-leisurely pace and a multitude of cliches prevent The Accidental Tourist from reaching the upper echelon of "overcoming grief" pictures. It's still an often solid viewing; the cast is quite good, several scenes do contain admirable restrained, and John Williams gets to show off one of his finest musical scores (even if it doesn't really fit with the movie). If the film could've only found a way to trim the fat and make a leaner, less meandering film. "


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