Steve Giardino, an abrasive, workaholic Wall Streeter, and his wife Jackie divorce after twenty-six years of marriage and find themselves thrust back into the dating world in middle age and in search of a new life.
Steve’s fellow trader, Mel Arons, likes being single and chasing women, encouraging Steve to join him, with disastrous results at first. Jackie, starved for affection, is at first thrilled by the romantic interest of a man called Doc, only to end up smothered by his attentions and in desperate need of some private space.
Unwilling to stop smoking and drinking or to eat properly, Steve has a mild heart attack. He ends up falling for his doctor, Kay Hutton, but a rift develops when he insists that he is too old to father her children and begin a new family.
A New Life is a 1988 romantic comedy film written, directed by and starring Alan Alda, also featuring Ann-Margret, Hal Linden, Veronica Hamel, John Shea, Mary Kay Place, Beatrice Alda, David Eisner, Victoria Snow and Catherine Disher.
A New Life (1988)
Directed by: Alan Alda
Starring: Alan Alda, Ann-Margret, Hal Linden, Veronica Hamel, John Shea, Mary Kay Place, Beatrice Alda, David Eisner, Victoria Snow, Catherine Disher
Screenplay by: Alan Alda
Production Design by: Barbara Dunphy
Cinematography by: Kelvin Pike
Film Editing by: William Reynolds
Costume Design by: Mary E. McLeod
Set Decoration by: Anthony Greco
Art Direction by: Lucinda Zak
Music by: Michael Jay, Joseph Turrin
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: March 25, 1988