• Publication date: January 27, 2012


The Buckman family is a midwestern family dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job and learning to be good parents.

  • Publication date: January 27, 2012


Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1989

MBC Max:

April 14, 2015 15:30 (KSA) ~ April 14, 2015 14:30 (CLT)

Hardworking Gil Buckman and his stay-at-home wife, Karen, have just a few months to help their oldest son, Kevin, overcome his high-strung behavior problems before he'll be relegated to special-education classes.

Gil's difficult relationship with his own father, Frank, has led him to become a would-be super-dad for his three kids, so he takes his son's difficulties more than a little personally.

Gil's sister, Helen, is trying to raise a moody, adolescent son and an independent-minded daughter with no help from her well-off ex-husband, who's more interested in his new wife and family.

Meanwhile Susanmust participate in the plans of her anal-retentive husband, whose overachiever zeal infects even their toddler daughter.


  • Steve Martin
  • Mary Steenburgen
  • Jason Robards
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Dianne Wiest
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Tom Hulce
  • Rick Moranis
  • Martha Plimpton

Directed by: Ron Howard