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'Terms of Endearment': Where Was the Classic Mother-Daughter Tearjerker Filmed?

Terms of Endearment, the American family drama, hit the big screen on its release date in 1983. The film was written, directed, and produced by James L. Brooks, adapted from Larry McMurtry's 1975 novel. The movie stars: Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway, Debra Winger as Emma Greenway-Horton, Jack Nicholson as Garrett Breedlove, Danny DeVito as Vernon Dalhart, Jeff Daniels as Flap Horton, John Lithgow as Sam Burns, Lisa Hart Carroll as Patsy Clark, Huckleberry Fox as Ted "Teddy" Horton, Troy Bishop as Tom "Tommy" Horton, and Betty King as Rosie.

The movie covers over 30 years of Aurora and her daughter Emma's complicated relationship.

The film was released in limited theatres on November 23, 1983, and released everywhere on December 9 by Paramount Pictures. The critically acclaimed film grossed $165 million in the box office, the second-highest-grossing film of 1983. The film received 11 nominations at the Academy Awards and won five Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (MacLaine), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (Nicholson).

Where was Terms of Endearment Filmed?

The comedic tragedy was set in Houston, Texas, and many filming locations were in Houston.

Aurora Greenway lives at 3060 Locke Lane, Houston, Texas. The house next door, 3068 Locke Lane, was home to retired astronaut Garrett Breedlove.

The couple bonds over lunch at Brennan's Restaurant, 3300 Smith Street, at Stuart Street in Midtown Houston.

The beach where Aurora and Garrett drive is East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Road, over 40 miles southeast in Galveston. It's the largest beach in Texas.

The Horton family lives at 1148 Heights Boulevard, at East 12th Street, northwest of downtown Houston. The couple then moves to Lincoln, Nebraska, where they find themselves at 847 14th Street.

Emma meets Sam Burns at Leon's Gourmet Grocer, 2200 Winthrop Road at South Street, Lincoln.

Emma confronts Flap at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 14th Street at R Street.

Emma's cancer takes her away at Lincoln General Hospital, Van Dorn Street.

Aurora and Garrett say "I love you" at Lincoln Airport, 2400 West Adams.


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