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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
Marian Hailey ...
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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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

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: 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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Referenced in Soul Food: Lovers and Other Strangers (2002) 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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