Men Don't Leave

Men Don't Leave

Director: Paul Brickman

Cast: Jessica Lange, Chris O'Donnell, Arliss Howard

     
 

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Weighed down by her late husband's debts, widow Beth Macauley (Jessica Lange) is compelled to sell her home and move to a less costly locale. She relocates in Baltimore with her resentful sons Chris (Chris O'Donnell) and Matt (Charlie Korsmo) and takes a job at a ramshackle gourmet food store managed by Lisa Coleman (Kathy Bates). Men Don't Leave offers in BethSee more details below

Overview

Weighed down by her late husband's debts, widow Beth Macauley (Jessica Lange) is compelled to sell her home and move to a less costly locale. She relocates in Baltimore with her resentful sons Chris (Chris O'Donnell) and Matt (Charlie Korsmo) and takes a job at a ramshackle gourmet food store managed by Lisa Coleman (Kathy Bates). Men Don't Leave offers in Beth an extremely vulnerable, easily discouraged person who can't seem to get a grip on her reduced circumstances. Even so, she and her sons eventually pull themselves together, despite many side trips with Wrong Lovers and False Friends. Some of the film's best moments involve Joan Cusack, playing a mixed-up nurse with whom Chris falls in love. Representing the comeback of director Paul Brickman after a seven-year gap, Men Don't Leave is a slightly more upbeat American version of the French film La Vie Continue.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/1998
UPC:
0085391189732
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jessica Lange Beth Macauley
Chris O'Donnell Chris Macauley
Arliss Howard Charles Simon
Kathy Bates Lisa Coleman
Joan Cusack Jody
Charlie Korsmo Matt Macauley
Corey Carrier Winston Buckley
Jim Haynie Mr. Buckley
Belita Moreno Mrs. Buckley
Shannon Moffett Dale Buckley
Lora Zane Nina Simon
Theresa Wozniak Female Polka Dancer
Ricardo de Angelis Tailor
Stacey Guastaferro Julia
Robert D. North Moving Man
Ernesto D. Borges Officer
Tom Mason John Macauley
Kevin Corrigan Mike
David Cale Fred
Constance Shulman Carly
Mark Hardwick Ian
Rick Rubin Craig
Tom Towles Evan Taylor
Richard Wharton Nick
Rosemary Knower Nurse
Jane Morris Laura
Annabel Armour Susan
Deanna Dunagan Fay
Tom Irwin Gary
Jesse James Blues Artist
Richard Burton Brown Sam Burrows
Mary Seibel Real Estate Agent
Stesha Merle Girl Student
William de Acutis Mark
Ann McDonough Female Customer
Sandra V. Watters Bureaucrat
Zaid Farid Store Clerk
Wanda Christine School Teacher
Peter Miller Chris' friend
Gerry Becker Uncle Hugh
Dick Sasso Lottery Winner
Chuck McLennan Lottery Announcer
Alan J. Wendl Typewriter
Seka Adult Film Star
Tanl Adult Film Star
Brad Michael Adult Film Star
Eddie Korosa Polka Band Leader
Antonio M. Calderon Joey

Technical Credits
Paul Brickman Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Bill Arnold Set Decoration/Design
Jon Avnet Producer
Susan Becker Costumes/Costume Designer
Barbara Benedek Screenwriter
Richard Chew Editor
Michael Edwards Songwriter
Dodie Foster Production Designer
Curt Frisk Musical Direction/Supervision
John Gray Special Effects
John Mark Harrington Art Director
J. Allen Highfill Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Lawrence Songwriter
Peggy Lee Songwriter
Rick LeFevour Stunts
Barbara Ling Production Designer
Susan Mayer Makeup
Murray Mencher Songwriter
Frank Miller Camera Operator
Bob Mills Makeup
Lynn M. Morgan Production Designer
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Karen O'Hara Set Decoration/Design
Grania Preston Costumes/Costume Designer
Cricket Rowland Set Decoration/Design
David Rubin Casting
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Charles Tobias Songwriter

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