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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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Release Date:
16 December 1970 (USA) See more »
Love means never having to say you're sorry
A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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
Howard G. Minsky .... producer
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 recordist (as Bud Grenzbach)
Jack C. Jacobson .... sound recordist
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)
Tommy Tedesco .... 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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Rated PG for language and a love scene (re-rating) (2000)
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Oliver talks with Phil at the hospital, his hand suddenly appears on Phil's shoulder.See more »
[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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29 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
The modern tear-jerker., 16 May 2000

The modern tear-jerker for today's audiences. By today everybody knows the story for this film; boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy discovers girl has terminal illness.

Even though I am a guy, I cried at the end of this (something very rare). Well done all around. Great acting and direction, with a brilliant music score and very well adapted from the book. Without a doubt in my mind, the greatest romance film ever made between the 1970's - the present. 10 out of 10.

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