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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 »
User Reviews:
Timeless classic! See more (145 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)
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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:
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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:
According to Robert Evans in his memoirs the 8 actors who declined the role of Oliver were Beau Bridges, Jon Voight, Michael Sarrazin, Michael Douglas, Michael York (who turned it down because he didn't believe it would be a hit), Peter Fonda, Jeff Bridges and Keith Carradine.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:
Referenced in Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Love You, PhilSee more »

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28 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Timeless classic!, 2 July 2005
Author: Travis_Bickle01

Very pleasant surprised by this wonderful and brilliantly acted "Love Story". Owkay, the title captures everything of the movie. You instantly know what it is about. But that doesn't bother. This movie is almost twice my age and before I started watching this movie, I wasn't sure if I would like it. After all, I want a movie to be recognizable (at least with a movie about a love story, I'm not talking about movies in general. You can't expect a movie like "The Godfather" to be recognizable) and the acting has to be real. With certain movies from a couple of decennia ago, I sometimes have the feeling the acting isn't real, you're all the time aware of the fact that they are acting, and I think a movie can't have that.

The acting here was amazing. Ali MacGraw as well as Ryan O'Neal were both excellent in their roles as Jenny and Oliver. I thought both fathers were quite good as well, specially Jenny's father Phil, performed by John Marley, who surely deserved his Academy Award Nomination. The music was also terrific in this movie. I think it's, beside the acting, one of the most important points to make this movie timeless.

Unfortunately, this movie became the only success of the leading actors. It could have been the beginning of a brilliant acting career, but "Love Story" became the highlight of their career. To conclude I can only repeat that "Love Story" is a brilliant and timeless romantic classic!

Watch this movie! 9/10

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