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Bobby Deerfield (1977)

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Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.

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Anny Duperey ...
Lydia
Walter McGinn ...
The Brother
Romolo Valli ...
Uncle Luigi
Stephan Meldegg ...
Karl Holtzmann
Jaime Sánchez ...
Delvecchio (as Jaime Sanchez)
Norm Nielsen ...
The Magician
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Priest In The Garden
Monique Lejeune ...
Catherine Modave
Steve Gadler ...
Bertrand Modave
Van Doude ...
The Flutist
Aurora Maris ...
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Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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He had to meet her - to find himself!

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3 November 1977 (Netherlands)  »

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Um Momento, Uma Vida  »

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Sydney Pollack once said of actor Al Pacino's performance and characterization in this film that Al is "one of the few actors around who can play a seemingly passive, uninteresting man, and make it not boring to watch". See more »

Quotes

Lillian Morelli: You're such a turtle!
Bobby Deerfield: Turtle?
[she nods]
Bobby Deerfield: Nobody's ever called me that before. A turtle.
Lillian Morelli: Perhaps you are the world's fastest turtle, but just the same, you are a ...
Lillian MorelliBobby Deerfield: turtle!
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Referenced in El rediezcubrimiento de México (1979) See more »

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Lost and Forgot.. but a real GEM!
11 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Al Pacino is BOBBY DEERFIELD in this touching and moving film about a race car driver in a indifferent marriage who falls in love with Lillian (Marthe Keller). Deerfield buries his feelings and forgets his past until a reckless and passionate woman (Keller) who also lives in death's shadow shows him life's possibilities to the fullest. Beautiful scenes shot in France and Italy make this film even more romantic as well. As Pacino said during the filming of Bobby Deerfield, "I might have been closer to that character, what he was going through, than any character I've played". Why this film is not out on dvd is beyond me, it is fantastic. Funny and touchingly romantic. This was during Pacino's best years.


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