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You Light Up My Life (1977)

PG | | Drama, Romance | 31 August 1977 (USA)
Laurie has been in show business since she was a child. Her dream is to be a singer, songwriter and actress. Her father wants her to be a comedian like him and Laurie only tries because it ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Laurie Robinson
Joe Silver ...
Si Robinson
Michael Zaslow ...
Chris Nolan
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Ken Rothenberg
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Annie Gerrard
Jerry Keller ...
Conductor
Lisa Reeves ...
Carla Wright
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Charley Nelson
Simmy Bow ...
Mr. Granek
Bernice Nicholson ...
Mrs. Granek
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Account Executive
Joseph Brooks ...
Creative Director (as Joe Brooks)
Amy Letterman ...
Laurie (as a child)
Marty Zagon ...
Mr. Nussbaum
Martin Gish ...
Harold Nussbaum
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Laurie has been in show business since she was a child. Her dream is to be a singer, songwriter and actress. Her father wants her to be a comedian like him and Laurie only tries because it pleases her father. But she is a lousy comedian. She auditions for everything and is engaged to Ken, but Ken does not understand her needs. She has a one night stand with Chris, only to later find that he is a director. She has many emotions that have not yet been addressed and she must face them before she can get on with her life. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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It's a song you'll always remember. It's a movie you'll never forget. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »
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31 August 1977 (USA)  »

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Un petit mélo dans la tête  »

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1.85 : 1
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Michael Zaslow, who plays, Chris Nolan, was the first "red shirt" crewman, on Star Trek, to be killed, in 1966. Bones first said "He's dead, Jim!, for the first time. He also played super villain, Roger Thorpe, on the soap, Guiding Light. See more »

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Laurie Robinson: I learned something today, Pop. It was really painful, but I learned something. I learned that I have to depend on myself. I can't depend on anybody else and that's ok. You know why? Because I'm a really good person to depend on. Maybe I don't have someone that I thought I loved a lot really, but that's ok because I've got me. And I've got my work. And I've got my music. And I love that - more than anything else on this earth.
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Connections

Featured in I Love the '70s (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

California Daydreams
Music and Lyrics by Joseph Brooks
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27 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A simple story, a great song and an excellent lesson about life. Laurie Robinson ( played to a tee by Didi Conn ) is the child of an entertainer. Her father ( Joe Silver ) is grooming her to follow in his footsteps. However, Laurie's heart and talent is in her music and she finds it her " love ". This is a story of disappointment and overcoming the numerous letdowns we face in life and the one person we can rely on is ourselves and also to like ourselves because if we give in to failures in our lives, we have failed. The title song was schmaltzy at the start but as time goes on, it professes hope and an inspiration. A melody that reaches the core of my heart and will stand as one of most beloved songs of my life


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