Two divorced men meet and become friends, but unbeknownst to each other, start dating each other's ex-wives.

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Patti Holvey
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Lois Barnett
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Kermit Holvey
Severn Darden ...
Roger, Man in Gallery
Roger Bowen ...
Kiddieland Father
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Amy
Tiger Williams ...
Johnny Holvey
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Eric Barnett
Eloise Hardt ...
Estelle Chase
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Nick (as James Antonio)
Leon Belasco ...
Man at Concert
Janice Carroll ...
Waitress
Dick Balduzzi ...
Bartender
Debbie Dozier ...
Bikini Girl
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Two divorced men meet and become friends, but unbeknownst to each other, start dating each other's ex-wives.

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3 October 1972 (USA)  »

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Le couple idéal  »

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Marshall Barnett: Didn't you enjoy that play we saw?
Patti Holvey: Some guy came out and said "I'm forbidden to love my sister" and some girl came out and said "I'm forbidden to love my father" - all I could think of is I'm forbidden to leave this theatre!
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A smart and funny romantic comedy...better than you might expect...
24 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

PLAYMATES was a 1972 ABC Movie of the Week which starred Alan Alda and Doug McClure as a pair of divorced dads who meet during a weekend outing with their kids, who strike up a friendship and start hanging out together. Their relationship becomes complicated when the two men introduce each other to their ex-wives and they start secretly start dating each other's exes. This formulaic romantic comedy isn't groundbreaking in any way but it does boasT a surprisingly deft screenplay and energetic performances from a willing cast. The connection between Alda's sophisticated businessman and McClure's blue collar everyman is a big plus as is the casting of Barbara Feldon as Alda's ex and Connie Stevens as McClure's. The clever script and the rock solid chemistry of the four leads make this film an unexpected delight that still holds up remarkably well, despite some dated elements.


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