R | | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Adam Baldwin plays Stillman, a bully and a villain in this movie, who antagonizes Conrad to violence. Ordinary People (1980) was filmed in Chicago and released on September 19, 1980. 1 week later on September 26th, My Bodyguard (1980) was released, another Chicago film about a tormented high school boy. Baldwin played the hero, Ricky Linderman, who saves Chris Makepiece from the bullies pursuing him.
Conrad "Con" Jarrett:
You woulda visited Buck if he was in the hospital.
Beth Jarrett: Buck would have never been in the hospital!
Before and after Beth gives candy to the trick-or-treaters, the reflection of a moving boom mic is visible in the glass covering the face of the clock near the door.
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