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Love Story -- Harvard Law student/hockey jock (Oliver Barrett IV) meets Radcliffe music wonk (Jennifer Cavalleri), and the couple soon enter into a relationship.
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:
Love means never having to say you're sorry? See more (148 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 ... Oliver's Roommate, Ray

Tommy Lee Jones ... Oliver's Roommate, Hank (as Tom Lee Jones)
John Merensky ... Oliver's Roommate, Steve
Andrew Duncan ... Rev. 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
Arthur Hiller .... producer (as A Howard G. Minsky Arthur Hiller Production)
Howard G. Minsky .... producer (as A Howard G. Minsky Arthur Hiller Production also)
 
Original Music by
Francis Lai 
 
Cinematography by
Richard C. Kratina (director of photography) (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 .... property master (as Joseph Caracciolo)
 
Sound Department
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recording (as Bud Grenzbach)
Jack C. Jacobson .... sound recording
 
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 .... wardrobe
Linda Howard .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Cleary .... technical advisor: hockey sequences
William Cleary .... technical advisor: hockey sequences
Nicholas Sgarro .... script supervisor (as Nick Sgarro)
Gary Gillingham .... production accountant (uncredited)
Dolores Rubin .... script supervisor: California (uncredited)
Louise Stein .... trainee script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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 | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Norway:7 (original rating) | Norway:11 (re-rating) | Peru:PT | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2007) (2013) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (2001) (2012) | USA:GP (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (2000) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Barbara Parkins claimed recently that she turned down the lead role.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Long Walk HomeSee more »

FAQ

What is the poem that Jenny recited to Oliver at their wedding?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
What was wrong with Jenny?
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65 out of 121 people found the following review useful.
Love means never having to say you're sorry?, 20 July 2002
Author: jrs-8 from Chicago

What a bunch of baloney!! And it was a tagline that became as famous as the movie itself.

"Love Story" is a simple tale of young love defeated by death. It's not deep and the characters are not very appealing for a movie that depends on us loving them enough to hurt when they do. Ryan O'Neal's character is a spoiled, sniveling rich boy who falls in love with the opinionated, bitchy Ali MacGraw.

I think the big problem with the film is that MacGraw's character is so abrasive it's difficult to muster up enough sympathy for the ladder part of the film when she lays dying in a hospital. Even as she lays dying she is still strong enough to spout her opinions and swear like a truck driver (well, like a truck driver in a 1970 PG rated movie).

O'Neal comes off far better and we do have sympathy for him. It also helps that the beautiful musical score is played over every touching scene to help underscore our emotions.

Watching "Love Story" today it is easy to see why it was a blockbuster back then. All the ingredients were there. It will move you. For some hard nosed viewers it may just move you on to the next channel.

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