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A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.

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Oliver
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Russell Nype ...
Dean Thompson
Katharine Balfour ...
Mrs. Barrett (as Katherine Balfour)
Sydney Walker ...
Dr. Shapeley
Robert Modica ...
Dr. Addison
Walker Daniels ...
Ray
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Hank (as Tom Lee Jones)
John Merensky ...
Steve
Andrew Duncan ...
Reverend Blauvelt
Charlotte Ford ...
Clerk
Sudie Bond ...
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Julie Garfield ...
Bystander at Harpsichord Concerto
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Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver's wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail. Oliver and Jenny continue to build their life together. Relying only on each other, they believe love can fix anything. But fate has other plans. Soon, what began as a brutally honest friendship becomes the love story of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Love means never having to say you're sorry

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Rated PG for language and a love scene | See all certifications »

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16 December 1970 (USA)  »

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Historia de amor  »

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Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$106,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

This movie marked Ray Milland's first film appearance without the hairpiece he had worn for decades. See more »

Goofs

In the hospital scene towards the end, Jenny's hair on the left side of the pillow keeps changing position every time the camera angle changes, although she herself has presumably not moved. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Oliver Barrett IV: What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant? That she loved Mozart and Bach, the Beatles, and me?
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Crazy Credits

Unusually, for a movie released in the early 1970s, there were no opening credits after the title has been shown. See more »

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Referenced in Drugstore Cowboy (1989) See more »

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Bozo Barret
Written by Francis Lai
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Not my kind of movie (?)
18 September 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie by chance a couple of days ago. Me being a typical action-junkie, I would not intentionally have set out to watch this movie. Although I do enjoy the occasional romantic comedy, the word drama and the fact that the movie is 36 years old would have been enough for me to avoid this one. However, during one late night in front of the TV zapping, I stumbled over the beginning of this movie and got hooked.

I loved the lead characters and above all found the dialogue brilliant. I am not very good at analyzing actor performances and other aspects of the movie but judging from the Academy Award and nominations and the 709 other people that has given this movie a 10/10 rating I would guess that I am not the only one to like the movie.

Finally, I would not have lost any sleep if they had left out the part about "Love means never having to say you're sorry."

Nice Feel-good/Break-your-heart movie.


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