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Same Time, Next Year (1978)

A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have ... See full summary »

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A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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They couldn't have celebrated happier anniversaries if they were married to each other. See more »

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23 April 1979 (Spain)  »

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El año que viene a la misma hora  »

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The film's source play was a two-hander featuring only two actors. This movie version expands the cast list to seven, but the other five characters are all minor parts, none of them supporting roles. See more »

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Throughout the movie, there are several times where the couple places logs in the fireplace and starts a fire. During the last meeting, George starts the fire and places the screen back in front of the fireplace. Within seconds, the fire is blazing strong. See more »

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Doris: You know that's a sign of age, don't you?
George: What?
Doris: When you start worrying about the declining morality of the young.
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The Last Time I Felt Like This
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Johnny Mathis and Jane Olivor
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One of the best romance movies, and funny too
12 January 1999 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

I accidentally stumbled across this movie on Slovenian TV a couple of years ago and could not stop watching. The idea is so simple, yet so original, and Alan Alda is just hilarious, as always. It is interesting how the decades and history reflect on main characters, as well as their own maturing and growing old process. A must see! It really is much more than your typical romantic comedy.


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