Man, Woman and Child (film)

Man, Woman and Child is a 1983 American drama film directed by Dick Richards and written by Erich Segal and David Zelag Goodman. It is based on Erich Segal's book of the same name. The film stars Martin Sheen, Blythe Danner, Craig T. Nelson, David Hemmings, Nathalie Nell and Maureen Anderman. The film was released on April 1, 1983, by Paramount Pictures.

Man, Woman and Child
Man, Woman and Child poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDick Richards
Produced byStanley Beck
Elliott Kastner
Elmo Williams
Screenplay byErich Segal
David Zelag Goodman
Based onMan, Woman and Child
by Erich Segal
Music byGeorges Delerue
Buddy Kaye
CinematographyRichard H. Kline
Edited byDavid Bretherton
Gaylord Productions
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 1, 1983 (1983-04-01)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,314,561[1]


Martin Sheen is Robert, the man - a sensitive, intelligent family man who, in one brief and innocent affair long past, fathered a child whose sudden appearance threatens his happy life. Blythe Danner is Sheila, the woman - a strong loving wife and mother whose deep love and commitment are stretched to the breaking point by the unexpected arrival of her husband's illegitimate son. Crafted in the tender tradition of "Love Story," what follows is an evocative, emotionally-charged movie about a typical American family whose deep love is shaken, tested and ultimately reaffirmed.



The film opened to number 13 in its first weekend, with $802,702.[2]


  1. ^ "Man, Woman and Child (1983)". Box Office Mojo. 1985-12-14. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
  2. ^ "Weekend Box Office Results for April 1-3, 1983". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-08-19.

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