Ordinary people


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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Special features: Interactive menus, scene selection, theatrical trailer.
General Note
Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture.
General Note
Originally released as motion picture in 1980.
General Note
Based on the novel by Judith Guest.
Creation/Production Credits
Music adapted by Marvin Hamlisch ; screenplay by Alvin Sargent ; produced by Ronald L. Schwary ; directed by Robert Redford.
Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth McGovern with M. Emmet Walsh, Adam Baldwin, James B. Sikking.
The "ordinary" existence of an upper middle class family is shattered with the death of the older son and the struggle of the younger son against guilt and suicide.
Target Audience
R rating, Canadian Home Video rating 14A.
System Details
DVD, Dolby digital.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
English and French mono with English subtitles.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sargent, A., Schwary, R. L., Redford, R., Sutherland, D., Moore, M. T., Hirsch, J., Hutton, T., McGovern, E., & Guest, J. (20011980). Ordinary people (Widescreen collection). Paramount Pictures.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alvin. Sargent et al.. 20011980. Ordinary People. Paramount Pictures.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alvin. Sargent et al.. Ordinary People Paramount Pictures, 20011980.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sargent, Alvin., et al. Ordinary People Widescreen collection, Paramount Pictures, 20011980.

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