Parenthood is a 1989 American dramatic comedy film directed by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer.  The screenplay was written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel and is based on the story by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel and Ron Howard.

Parenthood | Parenthood Movie Poster | 1989 | Steve Martin | Mary Steenburgen | Dianne Wiest | Jason Robards | Rick Moranis | Tom Hulce | Martha Plimpton | Keanu Reeves | Harley Jane Kozak | Dennis Dugan | Joaquin Phoenix | Eileen Ryan | Helen Shaw | Rance Howard | Clint Howard | Jason Fisher | |
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Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains mature thematic elements, sexual content including dialog, some language and a scene of reckless teen behavior)
Run Time:  2h 4min
Release Date:  August 2, 1989 (USA)
Genre:  Drama, Comedy
Director:  Ron Howard
Studio:  Imagine Entertainment




Parenthood stars Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards, Rick Moranis, Tom Hulce, Martha Plimpton, Keanu Reeves, Harley Jane Kozak, Dennis Dugan, Joaquin Phoenix, Eileen Ryan, Helen Shaw, Rance Howard, Clint Howard and Jason Fisher.

Parenthood is the story of the Buckman family and focuses on Gil Buckman (Steve Martin) and Karen Buckman (Mary Steenburgen) and the difficulty they are having with their eldest son Kevin (Jason Fisher).

Movie Quotes

“When I was a girl, Grover Cleveland was president. Hehe!” – Grandma 
“Women have choices, and men have responsibilities.” – Gil

“What is it with all the women in this family, that make all the men in this family want to leave?” – Garry

“You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster… Up, down, up, down. Oh, what a ride! I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited and so thrilled all together! Some didn’t like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it.” – Grandma

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Steve Martin as Gil Buckman

Mary Steenburgen as Karen Buckman

Dianne Wiest as Helen Buckman

Jason Robards as Frank Buckman

Rick Moranis as Nathan Huffner

Tom Hulce as Larry Buckman

Martha Plimpton as Julie Buckman

Keanu Reeves as Tod Higgins

Harley Jane Kozak as Susan Buckman

Dennis Dugan as David Brodsky

Joaquin Phoenix as Garry Buckman

Eileen Ryan as Marilyn

Helen Shaw as Grandma

Rance Howard as Dean at School

Clint Howard as Lou

Jason Fisher as Kevin Buckman