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Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

R | | Comedy | 12 August 1970 (USA)
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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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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12 August 1970 (USA)  »

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Amantes y otros extraños  »

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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Lovers and Other Strangers", written by actors Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna, opened on September 18, 1968, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and ran for seventy performances. Renée Taylor also performed in the stage play and wrote the screenplay with her husband Joseph Bologna. 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

Richie Vecchio: Look, it's 1970, it happens to a lot of couples, there's nothing you can do about it.
Frank Vecchio: It's never happened in our family!
Bea: We don't believe in it.
Frank Vecchio: It happens to people who don't give a damn.
Bea: You think the king and queen of England would get a divorce?
Frank Vecchio: Of course not.
Bea: They don't believe in it.
Frank Vecchio: That's why they're together all these years.
Bea: They know what would happen to England if they broke up.
Frank Vecchio: Yeah, but our son believes in it.
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Connections

Referenced in Who's the Boss?: Losers and Other Strangers (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Keepin' Free
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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A Wonderful Movie
25 March 2003 | by (Highland Mills, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a very warm and extremely funny film that for some reason seems to have been totally forgotten. It has a fine ensemble cast including Gig Young, Harry Guardino, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Bea Arthur, Diane Keaton and Richard Castellano (So Richie...what's the story?).Buy it, rent it, SEE it!! A lost classic to be sure..and it features the wonderful Carpenters song "For All We Know". This movie is a gem!


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