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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 ... 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)  »

Also Known As:

El año que viene a la misma hora  »

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The actual full title of Bernard Slade's play features a subtitle, it states, "Same Time, Next Year: A Romantic Comedy". "Romantic Comedy" is also the name of another Slade play, it also has been filmed [See: Romantic Comedy (1983)]. See more »

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In the 1966 sequence, George refers to voting for Barry Goldwater, because his son has just died in Vietnam and says that they had received the news at the most recent 4th of July sometime in the last few months. Goldwater was a Presidential candidate in 1964 - two years before. He would have voted for Goldwater two years before his son died. See more »

Quotes

George: Dorothy, in the first place I want you to know that what happened last night was the most beautiful, wonderful, crazy thing that's ever happened to me and I'll never forget it or you.
Doris: Doris.
George: What?
Doris: My name is Doris.
George: Your name is Doris?
Doris: Yes.
George: But, I've been calling you Dorothy all night.
Doris: I know.
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References West Side Story (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

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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