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Love Story -- Harvard Law student/hockey jock (Oliver Barrett IV) meets Radcliffe music wonk (Jennifer Cavalleri)...

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Director:
Writer:
Erich Segal (written by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
16 December 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Love means never having to say you're sorry
Plot:
A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Effectively simple and straightforward tearjerker See more (146 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ali MacGraw ... Jenny

Ryan O'Neal ... Oliver

John Marley ... Phil

Ray Milland ... Oliver Barrett III
Russell Nype ... Dean Thompson
Katharine Balfour ... Mrs. Barrett (as Katherine Balfour)
Sydney Walker ... Dr. Shapeley
Robert Modica ... Dr. Addison
Walker Daniels ... Ray

Tommy Lee Jones ... Hank (as Tom Lee Jones)
John Merensky ... Steve
Andrew Duncan ... Reverend Blauvelt
Charlotte Ford ... Clerk
Sudie Bond (as Sudi Bond)
Julie Garfield ... Bystander at Harpsichord Concerto
Kevin O'Neal
Milo Boulton (as Milo Bolton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ellen Stretton

Stephen Dowling ... Cornell Hockey Player (uncredited)
Bob O'Connell ... Tommy the Doorman (uncredited)

Donald Warnock ... Harvard Student with Big Black Glasses (uncredited)
Grant Willis ... Harvard Student in Audience (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Hiller 
 
Writing credits
Erich Segal (written by)

Produced by
David Golden .... executive producer
Howard G. Minsky .... producer
 
Original Music by
Francis Lai 
 
Cinematography by
Richard C. Kratina  (as Dick Kratina)
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Jones 
 
Casting by
Andrea Eastman 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Gundlach 
 
Set Decoration by
Philip Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Alice Manougian Martin 
Pearl Somner 
 
Makeup Department
Martin Bell .... makeup artist (as Marty Bell)
William A. Farley .... hair stylist (as William Farley)
 
Production Management
Sal Scoppa Jr. .... unit production manager (as Sal Scoppa)
Steven P. Skloot .... unit production manager (as Steven Skloot)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter R. Scoppa .... assistant director (as Peter Scoppa)
 
Art Department
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... chief property master (as Joseph Caracciolo)
 
Sound Department
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist (as Bud Grenzbach)
Jack C. Jacobson .... sound recordist (as Jack Jacobson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lou Barlia .... camera operator
Ed Quinn .... key grip
Frank Schulz .... gaffer (as Frank Schultz)
Vinnie Gerardo .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Brennan .... wardrober
Linda Howard .... wardrober
 
Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Cleary .... hockey technical advisor
William Cleary .... hockey technical advisor
Nicholas Sgarro .... script supervisor (as Nick Sgarro)
Gary Gillingham .... production accountant (uncredited)
Dolores Rubin .... script supervisor: California (uncredited)
Louise Stein .... trainee script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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MPAA:
Rated PG for language and a love scene (re-rating) (2000)
Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Norway:7 (original rating) | Norway:11 (re-rating) | Peru:PT | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | UK:PG | UK:AA (original rating) | USA:GP (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (2000) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
The first television showing on this film, on ABC-TV in 1972, marked the shortest time span up to then between a film's theatrical release and first showing on television.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the Cornell/Harvard hockey match, before Oliver enters the penalty box, his hockey jersey is almost spotless. After he sits down and takes off his helmet, a large blood smear appears on his jersey near his 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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Soundtrack:
Snow FrolicSee more »

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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Effectively simple and straightforward tearjerker, 4 May 2006
Author: robb_772 from United States

A box office phenomenon at the time (this was one of those movie that people reportedly waited in line for hours to see), LOVE STORY has continued to be ridiculed by cynics and adored by romantics for decades. The secret to the film's ultimate effectiveness is in it's simplicity. Director Arthur Hiller wisely films Eric Segal's screenplay (an adaptation of his own best-selling novel) in a concise and straightforward manner, allowing audiences to become enamored with the characters and involved with their plight. The film even manages to make subtle commentary on class struggles, personal identity, and even the changing attitudes of religion, all of which while never appearing preachy or obvious under Hiller's unpretentious direction.

Ali MacGraw brings an undeniable spunk to her characterization here which helps undercut the potential sentimentality of the picture, and lends the finale a greater emotional punch. The natural handsomeness and effortless charm of Ryan O'Neal is used to exceptional effect, and the supporting performances of Ray Milland and John Marley (as two very different types of fathers) are terrific. This is a film that never attempts to disguise it's own thematic manipulations, which may very be why it remains so effective. French composer Francis Lai's haunting original score further enhances the film, which is justifiably considered by many to be one of the all-time tearjerkers.

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