Release dateApril 1, 1983 (1983-04-01) Based onMan, Woman and Child
by Erich Segal WriterErich Segal (novel), Erich Segal (screenplay), David Zelag Goodman (screenplay) Music directorGeorges Delerue, Buddy Kaye CastMartin Sheen (Robert Beckwith), Blythe Danner (Sheila Beckwith), Craig T. Nelson (Bernie Ackerman), David Hemmings (Gavin Wilson), Nathalie Nell (Nicole Guerin) Similar moviesThe Lost World, The Lost World, The Gambler, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, The Lost World
TaglineCould he choose between the family he always loved and the son he never knew was his?
Man, Woman and Child is a 1983 American drama film directed by Dick Richards and written by Erich Segal and David Zelag Goodman. It is based on Erich Segal's book of the same name. The film stars Martin Sheen, Blythe Danner, Craig T. Nelson, David Hemmings, Nathalie Nell and Maureen Anderman. The film was released on April 1, 1983, by Paramount Pictures.
Martin Sheen is Robert, the man - a sensitive, intelligent family man who, in one brief and innocent affair long past, fathered a child whose sudden appearance threatens his happy life. Blythe Danner is Sheila, the woman - a strong loving wife and mother whose deep love and commitment are stretched to the breaking point by the unexpected arrival of her husband's illegitimate son. Crafted in the tender tradition of "Love Story," what follows is an evocative, emotionally-charged movie about a typical American family whose deep love is shaken, tested and ultimately reaffirmed.
Martin Sheen as Robert Beckwith
Blythe Danner as Sheila Beckwith
Craig T. Nelson as Bernie Ackerman
David Hemmings as Gavin Wilson
Nathalie Nell as Nicole Guerin
Maureen Anderman as Margo
Sebastian Dungan as Jean-Claude Guerin
Arlene McIntyre as Jessica Beckwith
Melissa Francis as Paula Beckwith
Billy Jayne as Davey Ackerman
Ruth Silveira as Nancy Ackerman
Jacques François as Louis
The film opened to number 13 in its first weekend, with $802,702.