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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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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
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Brenda
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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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Amantes y otros extraños  »

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The Oscar-winning song - "For All We Know" - from this movie was performed by Petula Clark at the Academy Awards (April 15, 1971) even though the song was a hit for The Carpenters. In fact, a small controversy occurred when the duo was not selected to perform the song at the ceremony, even though they were the one of the most popular music acts at the time. See more »

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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

Richie Vecchio: Don't you understand, Joan and I are just not happy together.
Frank Vecchio: You hear that, Beatrice? They're not happy together.
Bea: I heard, Frank.
Frank Vecchio: So who's happy?
Bea: Who's happy?
Frank Vecchio: What, do you see me running around dancing in the streets?
Bea: Do you see your father running around dancing in the streets?
Frank Vecchio: What are you, better than me? You think your mother and I are happy?
Richie Vecchio: You mean you and mom aren't happy?
Frank Vecchio: [together with Bea] No!
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Referenced in Northern Exposure: Lovers and Madmen (1994) 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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what a wonderful memory
15 December 2004 | by (Griffin, GA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out, and I hadn't seen it for more than 30 years. Imagine my delight to pick it up for $8 at the DVD store and watch it again. Of course Diane Keaton was lovely in her first film, but I'll bet more people were surprised to remember how beautiful Bonnie Bedelia was at age 22. Some of the 1970 stuff wears a little thin, and of course it's sad to remember what happened to Gig Young, but all in all, this was a wonderful time capsule of a movie. And yes, "For All We Know" was part of the music the first time I got married -- in 1975. I wish I could find more movies from this time period in DVD. Of course, they are all starting to come out slowly. Too bad the DVD didn't have any extras, even the trailer.


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