Ordinary People

Robert Redford's directorial debut tells the story of an upper-middle-class family that is torn apart by tragedy and tension. Beth (Mary Tyler Moore), Calvin (Donald Sutherland) and Conrad Jarrett (Timothy Hutton in his Oscar-winning film debut) are all living in the aftermath of the tragic death of their eldest son, Buck. Conrad is extremely guilt-ridden by this event, and attempted suicide to get over the depression. Beth is the bitter mother, who finds it difficult to show affection towards Conrad, and had always preferred Buck. And Calvin is the good natured father who tries desperately to keep the family together. Also starring Judd Hirsch as Conrad's empathetic psychiatrist.

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Other mistake: At the beginning, when Conrad drives with his friends, one of them takes his head out of the window and says, "I need to Jump". The kid next to him is mouthing his lines.

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Calvin "Cal" Jarrett: I should have gotten a handle on it somehow.
Conrad "Con" Jarrett: You know I used to think you had a handle for everything. I really admire you for that sometimes.
Calvin "Cal" Jarrett: Well, don't admire people too much. They'll disappoint you sometimes.
Conrad "Con" Jarrett: I'm not disappointed. I love you.
Calvin "Cal" Jarrett: I love you too.

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Trivia: Timothy Hutton was the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. On the advice of his sister, he apparently keeps his Oscar statuette in his refrigerator.

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