The Accidental Tourist [DVD] [1988]

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  • Release Date: 12/09/2014
  • Rating: PG
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The Accidental Tourist
Director Lawrence Kasdan and Frank Galati adapted their screenplay for The Accidental Tourist from Anne Tyler's novel. William Hurt plays Macon Leary, a well-known "travel advisor" headquartered in Baltimore. The tragic death of Leary's son causes him to withdraw from the world, which in turn prompts his wife (Kathleen Turner) to walk out on him. Recuperating from a broken leg, Leary moves in with his sister (Amy Wright) and brothers (Ed Begley Jr., David Ogden Stiers)-staid middle-aged intellectuals all. Discipline problems with his dead son's dog lead Leary to hire flaky professional dogwalker/trainer Muriel Pritchett (Geena Davis, who won an Oscar for her performance). The only non-uptight person within shouting distance, Muriel begins to melt Leary's self-protective shell. Once his wife realizes that she has some competition, she makes moves to get him back. But he has by now become accustomed to Muriel's unfettered lifestyle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • William Hurt
    William Hurt - Macon Leary
  • Kathleen Turner
    Kathleen Turner - Sarah Leary
  • Geena Davis
    Geena Davis - Muriel Pritchett
  • Amy Wright
    Amy Wright - Rose
  • Bill Pullman
    Bill Pullman - Julian

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie!


    Very subtle humor. Fun and quirky characters. Excellent acting. You may have to watch it a couple of times, because the humor may go right over your head.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


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    Just love this movie!!!! A must see, in my own opinion!!

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