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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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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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About two friends who meet on the same weekend each year.

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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 six acts, each occurring in about five year periods of the picture's 26 year time span, are linked via breaks which feature newsreel footage of world events which pertain to the very next era of the next section of the movie. See more »

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The exterior of the cabin set (window and door placement, size, etc) does not match the interior set. See more »

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George: You know what the worst part of this is? While I'm thinking all of this... I have the most fantastic hard-on
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References Perry Mason (1957) See more »

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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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Touching romantic comedy
7 February 2000 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

What a beautiful film this is. Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn are simply marvelous together. This is not just a romantic comedy, it's a tale about finding one's soul-mate and how we sometimes do the wrong thing in life but if we're lucky, we have a chance to redeem ourselves. Ellen Burstyn turns in a subtle, nuanced performance.She can act more with her eyes than most can with their entire bodies.What can we say about Alan Alda? He plays a very funny neurotic character who we get to like instantly. A really lovable guy. If you've ever wanted to see what chemistry between two movie characters is all about, see this film. A definite must-see.


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