Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

R  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Bea Vecchio (as Beatrice Arthur)
Susan Henderson
Mike Vecchio
Frank Vecchio (as Richard Castellano)
Jerry (as Robert Dishy)
Marian Hailey ...
Ritchie Vecchio
Joan Vecchio
Bernice Henderson
Hal Henderson
Anthony Holland ...
Bob Kaliban ...
Hotel Clerk


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 <>

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12 August 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amantes y otros extraños  »

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Even though Anne Meara (Wilma) portrayed Cloris Leachman's (Bernice) daughter in the film, there is only a six year age difference between the actresses. See more »


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 »


Bea: Your brother's getting married, how can you get a divorce?
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Referenced in The Golden Girls: Sisters and Other Strangers (1990) See more »


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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