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Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

 -  Comedy  -  12 August 1970 (USA)
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Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bea Vecchio (as Beatrice Arthur)
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Susan Henderson
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Mike Vecchio
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Frank Vecchio (as Richard Castellano)
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Jerry (as Robert Dishy)
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Johnny
Marian Hailey ...
Brenda
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Ritchie Vecchio
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Kathy
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Joan Vecchio
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Bernice Henderson
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Wilma
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Hal Henderson
Anthony Holland ...
Donaldson
Bob Kaliban ...
Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife Joan are going through a divorce, which is upsetting his overly devout Catholic mother Beatrice. Also, Susan's father is carrying on an affair and her sex starved older sister Wilma is going through her troubles with her husband Johnny. All this is going on while Mike's best friend Jerry is trying to bed the maid of honor, Susan's cousin Brenda. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Also Known As:

Amantes y otros extraños  »

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Trivia

Richard S. Castellano repeated his role from the Broadway play for which he received a nomination for the 1969 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie, when Gig Young and Cloris Leachman are sitting on the couch with a mirror behind them, you can see a reflection of a crew member in the mirror as he tries to move out of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: Brenda, let me tell you something about pot. When you take it, your taste buds become so physically sensitive that a grapefruit tastes like caviar. Your whole ability to touch to love to see to understand to feel to know is magnified so you could split the universe open like a walnut and know its secrets.
Brenda: Okay, let me have some.
Jerry: I don't have any.
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Referenced in House Calls: Muggers and Other Strangers (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Comin' Thru To Me
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Robb Royer (as Robb Wilson) and Jimmy Griffin (as Arthur James)
Performed by Country Coalition
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70s Gem!
27 April 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Lovers and Other Strangers (1970) Dir: Cy Howard Diane's first feature film and it's a hit! A classic early '70s comedy concerning the events leading up to and including the traditional family wedding. Diane has a small part but makes the most of it. The Carpenters' title single figures prominently in the movie and became an instant real life wedding fixture. Screenplay by sometime acting husband and wife duo Joseph Bologna and Rene Taylor (of The Nanny fame).


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