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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Joseph Hindy ...
Ritchie Vecchio
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Kathy
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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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Trivia

Anne Meara's husband, Jerry Stiller and daughter, Amy Stiller, make a cameo appearance at the wedding reception. See more »

Goofs

Wilma and Johnny put their son to bed in their hotel room and continue their fight. Evidently, they go back down to the reception, leaving the boy in the room, until we see Wilma bump butts with her mother-in-law on the dance floor, taunting Johnny until he flicks her off and she runs after him. However, in the background, both of their sons are chasing each other around and dancing. Did the dark-haired son awaken suddenly and they took him back downstairs? See more »

Quotes

Frank Vecchio: So, what's the story, Richie?
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Referenced in One Day at a Time: Lovers & Other Parents (1982) 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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Delightful, warm comedy
2 February 2001 | by (Seminole, FL) – See all my reviews

A couple decides to get married (finally) and we see the preparations and wedding from their point of view as well as her parents, his parents, and their other family members and friends. Originally a play with separate scenes presenting the different points of view, it was wonderfully and smoothly incorporated into one screenplay. Many memorable lines, scenes, and performances. This is another of the movies I consider to be perfectly cast, from the lead roles to the bit players. Don't see it alone--this movie was meant to be shared.


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