The Accidental tourist

United States, 1988

Film
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Based on Anne Tyler’s best-selling novel, this multi-award winning film tells the story of Macon Leary and his eccentric family who insulate themselves from the real, messy world of relationships by constructing an elaborate series of routines and protective behaviours. Until, that is, Macon meets Muriel and his sister Rose meets Macon’s publisher. By turns funny and heartbreakingly sad, this film will linger in your memory. Cast includes William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis and Bill Pullman.

Credits

co-producer

Michael Grillo

Charles Okun

Lawrence Kasdan

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Duration

02:00:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37602

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Obsessive-compulsive neurosis

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Self-actualization (Psychology)

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Literature → Writing

Romance

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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