Accidental Tourist, The

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a strange outgoing woman, who seems to bring him back down to earth. After starting a relationship with the outgoing woman, Macon's wife seems to think that their marriage is still worth a try. Macon is then forced to deal many decisions"

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1988: # 0)

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David Baruffi97
Dan O'Neill80 - Though slow and dull at times, The Accidental Tourist works as a drama about finding love with a very good screenplay, as well as great performances from the cast, mainly Davis.
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People Involved

  • William Hurt (Macon Leary)
  • Kathleen Turner (Sarah Leary)
  • Geena Davis (Muriel Pritchett)
  • Amy Wright (Rose Leary)
  • David Ogden Stiers (Porter Leary)
  • Ed Begley Jr. (Charles Leary)
  • Bill Pullman (Julian)
  • Lawrence Kasdan (Director)