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Love Story (1970)

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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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Russell Nype ...
Dean Thompson
Katharine Balfour ...
Mrs. Barrett (as Katherine Balfour)
Sydney Walker ...
Dr. Shapeley
Robert Modica ...
Dr. Addison
Walker Daniels ...
Oliver's Roommate, Ray
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Oliver's Roommate, Hank (as Tom Lee Jones)
John Merensky ...
Oliver's Roommate, Steve
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Rev. Blauvelt
Charlotte Ford ...
Clerk
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(as Sudi Bond)
Julie Garfield ...
Bystander at Harpsichord Concerto
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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16 December 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Historia de amor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$106,400,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,400,000
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Trivia

It was the production of this film that led to Harvard University to prohibit almost all commercial filming on their campus, reportedly because of disruptions to students and damage to the campus, including fake snow killing several trees. The production was kicked off the campus after only a week of filming. Most subsequent films set at Harvard filmed at other nearby schools. See more »

Goofs

When Oliver talks with Phil at the hospital, his hand suddenly appears on Phil's shoulder. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Seto no hanayome: Love Story (2007) See more »

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I Love You, Phil
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Written by Francis Lai
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Love like it ought to be
15 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Superb acting, wonderful stars, a great story, very funny jokes and very real tears. If you're looking for a romantic yet soppy movie, this is the the best deal. Love Story is the finest in it's kind.


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