GenreDrama Music directorBrad Fiedel WriterBarbara Benedek LanguageEnglish
Release dateOctober 27, 1989 (1989-10-27) CastGlenn Close (Linda Spector), James Woods (Michael Spector), Mary Stuart Masterson (Lucy Moore), Kevin Dillon (Sam), Linda Darlow (Lawyer Susan Drew), Mimi Kennedy (Eli's Mom) Similar moviesThe Baby Maker (1970)
TaglineThe toughest choices are made with the heart.
Immediate family 1989 movie
Immediate Family is a 1989 drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan. It stars Glenn Close and James Woods as a married childless couple who want a baby. They decide to adopt from a pregnant teenage girl who later gets second thoughts.
The successful couple Linda Spector (Glenn Close) and Michael Spector (James Woods) have been married for ten years and desperately want to be parents. They try to conceive but are unable. They turn to an adoption agency and meet the pregnant 17-year-old Lucy (Mary Stuart Masterson). She thinks the couple can provide better for her baby than she and her boyfriend Sam (Kevin Dillon). The Spectors take care of Lucy during her pregnancy and they become close but Lucy becomes uncertain about giving up her baby.
Glenn Close as Linda Spector
James Woods as Michael Spector
Mary Stuart Masterson as Lucy
Kevin Dillon as Sam
Linda Darlow as Lawyer Susan Drew
Harrison Mohr as Eli
Mimi Kennedy as Eli's mother
Charles Levin as Eli's father
Jessica James as Bessie
Ken Lerner as Josh
Jane Greer as Michael's Mother
Immediate Family received mixed reviews from critics, as the film holds a 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Awards and nominations
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures
1989: Won, "Best Supporting Actress" - Mary Stuart Masterson
Young Artist Award
1990: Nominated, "Best Young Actor Supporting Role in a Motion Picture" - Kevin Dillon