The War of the Roses (1989)

Once in a lifetime comes a motion picture that makes you feel like falling in love all over again. This is not that movie.


The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In the middle of the fighting is D'Amato, the divorce lawyer. He gets to see how far both will go to get rid of the other, and boy do they go far.

Director: Danny DeVito
Writer: Michael J. Leeson

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Movie Score: 6.7/10 from 292 votes
Release Date: 1989-12-08
Status: Released
Run time: 116 min / 1:56
Production Studio : Gracie Films, Jersey Films, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Production Country: United States of America

The War of the Roses Casts

Kathleen Turner
as Barbara Rose
Michael Douglas
as Oliver Rose
Danny DeVito
as Gavin D'Amato
Marianne S├Ągebrecht
as Susan
Dan Castellaneta
as Man in Chair
Sean Astin
as Josh at 17
Heather Fairfield
as Carolyn at 17
G.D. Spradlin
as Harry Thurmont
Peter Brocco
as Elderly Mourner
Peter Donat
as Jason Larrabee
Patricia Allison
as Maureen
Gloria Cromwell
as Mrs. Marshall
Susan Isaacs
as Auctioneer's Assistant
Philip Perlman
as Bidder at Auction
Mary Fogarty
as Mrs. Dell
Harlan Arnold
as Mr. Dell
Rika Hofmann
as Elke

The War of the Roses Crew

Production James L. Brooks Producer
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Directing Danny DeVito Director
Camera Stephen H. Burum Director of Photography
Writing Michael J. Leeson Screenplay
Writing Warren Adler Novel
Sound David Newman Original Music Composer
Editing Lynzee Klingman Editor