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Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Drama examining the American nuclear family. Lester and his overambitious wife Carolyn find themselves in a loveless marriage which they endure for the sake of daughter Jane. A compounding disappointment is that computer journalist Lester despises his employers, so when oddball neighbour Ricky re-introduces him to marijuana and teenage temptress Angela catches his eye, Burnham decides it's time for a change - with drastic consequences.

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Next Friday 23:05 BBC Two

Credits

Lester Burnham
Kevin Spacey
Carolyn Burnham
Annette Bening
Jane Burnham
Thora Birch
Ricky Fitts
Wes Bentley
Angela Hayes
Mena Suvari
Colonel Frank Fitts
Chris Cooper
Buddy Kane
Peter Gallagher
Barbara Fitts
Allison Janney
Jim Olmeyer
Scott Bakula
Jim Berkley
Sam Robards
Director
Sam Mendes
Writer
Alan Ball
Producer
Bruce Cohen
Producer
Dan Jinks

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