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Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 20 February 1987 (USA)
A free-spirited teenager attempts to get back in touch with his overly conservative parents after returning home from years away at a boarding school.

Directors:

Paul Aaron (as Alan Smithee), Terry Winsor (as Alan Smithee)

Writers:

Ken Hixon (screenplay), David N. Titcher (screenplay) (as David Titcher) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Cryer ... Morgan Stewart
JD Cullum ... Garrett (as John David Cullum)
Robert Sedgwick ... Craighton
Waweru Njenga Waweru Njenga ... Akhmed
Sudhir Rad Sudhir Rad ... Mahatma
Alan Beck Alan Beck ... Frank
Brendan O'Meara Brendan O'Meara ... Thompson
Lynn Redgrave ... Nancy Stewart
Saveliy Kramarov ... Ivan
Leeza Vinnichenko Leeza Vinnichenko ... Proskovia
Glenn R. Wilder ... Chauffer (as Glenn Wilder)
Nicholas Pryor ... Tom Stewart
Paul Gleason ... Jay Le Soto
Gary Wheeler ... Reporter
Will Huston Will Huston ... Cocktail Party Guest (as William Edwards)
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Storyline

After seven years in boarding school, Morgan Stewart is finally coming home. He discovers it's not the same happy home it used to be, so he decides to reform his social climbing, politically inclined parents and things get a little out of control. Written by Anonymous

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He was just Ducky in "Pretty in Pink". Now he's crazy rich...and it's all his parents' fault.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Front See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,438, 22 February 1987

Gross USA:

$2,136,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,136,381
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released in the UK as "Home Front". See more »

Goofs

When Morgan asks Emily on a date he agrees to pick her up, yet she never gives him her home address. She doesn't give him her phone number until later in the movie when she writes it on his hand, so he couldn't have called her to get the address before the first date. See more »

Quotes

Morgan Stewart: Garrett my boy! It's gassed up, chained, and ready. It's all yours!
Garrett: [surprised] Ah no I can't! Not your Texas Chainsaw Massacre chainsaw with Tobe Hooper's autograph on it?
Morgan Stewart: No, I want you to have it.
Garrett: Seriously I can't. I appreciate it, but this is the Mona Lisa of your collection.
[hands back chainsaw]
Garrett: I couldn't take it.
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Connections

References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Prince of the City
Composed and Performed by John Manikoff and Timothy Duckworth
© 1986 Rockmanikoff Music
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This film is NOT a lemon...
18 November 2001 | by johnmorghenSee all my reviews

First of all, I love this movie. I know the film didn't do well in theaters, and that it had all sorts of trouble behind the scenes, and critics bash it every chance they get. But, I simply don't care... I love it, from start to finish. Jon Cryer is great. And, if you agree with me on this, then you will enjoy this film. If not... then, most likely, you won't enjoy this film. It's that simple.

I grew up watching this film countless times, as I identified not only with Cryer, but also with his character, Morgan. Growing up, I was "Morbid Morgan", and still am. Along with Cryer's other films, "NO SMALL AFFAIR", "PRETTY IN PINK" and the extremely underrated "HIDING OUT", this one ranks as one my favorites.

Also, I am getting pretty tired of the accusations that this film was made to cash in on "FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF", as the two are nothing alike, and this particular film, although it was released in 1987, was shot in 1985, a full year before the latter film's release. So there.


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