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BP046 Ordinary People (1980)

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Episode 46: Ordinary People (1980)

Released 23 October 2019

For this episode, we watched Ordinary People, written by Alvin Sargent, from the book by Judith Guest. It was directed by Robert Redford and produced by Ronald L Schwary and the stars were Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. It was nominated for six Academy Awards and won four – Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Timothy Hutton as well as Best Picture. We also explore the story of Michael Cimino’s epic failure Heaven's Gate.

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