• Publication date: December 15, 2013

Inventing the Abbotts

In 1950s Illinois, two families linked by fate grow on opposite sides of the tracks. Lloyd Abbott is one of the richest and most admired citizens along with his 3 beautiful girls. The Holt boys Jacey and Doug seem to fall for Abbott’s daughters, until they realize that Jacey is actually thinking of revenge…

  • Publication date: December 15, 2013

Inventing the Abbotts

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 1997

MBC 2:

June 18, 2015 09:00 (KSA) ~ June 18, 2015 08:00 (CLT)

In 1950s Illinois, two families linked by fate grow on opposite sides of the tracks. Lloyd Abbott is one of the richest and most admired citizens along with his 3 beautiful girls. The Holt boys Jacey and Doug seem to fall for Abbott’s daughters, until they realize that Jacey is actually thinking of revenge.

Thinking that his father was cheated out of his patent by a bet with Lloyd Abbott, Jacey at first has a relationship with Eleanor, and then with her older divorced sister Alice. Doug, however, seems to have fallen in love, the second he set his eyes on Pam…


  • Joaquin Phoenix as Doug Holt
  • Billy Crudup as Jacey Holt
  • Liv Tyler as Pamela Abbott
  • Will Patton as Lloyd Abbott
  • Jennifer Connelly as Eleanor Abbott
  • Kathy Baker as Helen Abbott
  • Joanna Going as Alice Abbott
  • Barbara Williams as Joan Abbott
  • Michael Keaton as Narrator/ Old Doug

Directed by:  Pat O’Connor

Rating:  R for sexuality and language.