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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)
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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 »
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User Reviews:
A Witty Tragic Love Story See more (147 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:

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

Donald Warnock ... Harvard Student with Big Black Glasses (uncredited)
Grant Willis ... Harvard Student (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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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:
Incoming freshmen at Harvard University, where the movie takes place, are traditionally shown a screening of the film at which they indulge in ritualized mass heckling.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Jennifer calls on the phone Oliver's father , the number she dials is 1-333-334.. (not in the visible frame), but the number Oliver told her to dial is 1-3383434.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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A Witty Tragic Love Story, 3 October 2008
Author: Chrysanthepop from Fraggle Rock

I had been avoiding watching 'Love Story' because I thought it would be another one of those corny sugarcoated love story with excessive melodrama. After hearing a friend's recommendation, I decided to give it a chance and I was pleasantly surprised. It's a simple film in terms of everything: execution, performances, background score, direction, dialogues...The writing is incredibly great as the dialogues are creatively and amusingly witty. The movie stays focused on Jennifer's and Oliver's relationship that is portrayed with the utmost simplicity. A movie like 'Love Story' could have easily gone wrong but kudos to director Hiller for his fine execution and for pulling all the ingredients together so effectively with the help of whimsical cinematography, impressive soundtrack and fine actors. The chemistry between O'Neal and McGraw sizzles on screen. Both actors complement each other brilliantly and convincingly portray the 'opposites that attract'. Hiller has done a commendable job by bringing these two actors together and a strong rapport with them to enhance their work. Of the supporting cast John Marley and Ray Milland stand out by their strong presence. Overall, I liked the film a lot for its subtlety, ambiguity and simplicity that makes it feel more genuine. Clearly it stood the test of time as there are hardly any more movies being made these days that could reach anywhere near the level of this classic.

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