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A Perfect Couple (1979)

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A repressed, middle-aged divorced U.S. Greek meets a young singer through a dating service and becomes smitten.

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Alex Theodopoulos
Marta Heflin ...
Sheila Shea
Titos Vandis ...
Panos Theodopoulos
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Eleousa
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Fred Bott
Dimitra Arliss ...
Athena
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Dana 115
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Skye 147 Veterinarian
Poppy Lagos ...
Melpomeni Bott
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Costa
Margery Bond ...
Wilma
Mona Golabek ...
Mona
Terry Wills ...
Ben
Susan Blakeman ...
Penelope Bott
Melanie Bishop ...
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Alex Theodopolous is a mid-40s, divorced Greek-American who has moved back to the spacious estate of his autocratic immigrant father, who is also his boss in the family's successful antique importing business. He meets Shiela Shea through a dating service, but their first date turns into an unmitigated disaster when they are caught in thundershower during an outdoor concert, and Alex's car malfunctions. Twenty-something Sheila is part of traveling rock band which lives a gypsy-like existence in a communal loft under their controlling leader. Can Alex and Shiela overcome cultural, age, and lifestyle differences and find happiness? Written by duke1029@aol.com

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What do you do when everything between the two of you seems wrong? ...fall in love.


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18 January 1980 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ein perfektes Paar  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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A short documentary about the making of the movie, Perspective on Altman's 'Perfect Couple' (2006), was made and released for the DVD and is included on it. See more »

Quotes

ER doctor: [to Alex] You've got to stay in bed for a while. Do you want somme pain killers?
Sheila Shea: Yes.
Alex Theodopoulos: No!
ER doctor: Some doctors don't like to give out painkillers, but when you've seen as much pain as I have, it makes you want to kill it.
ER doctor: [to both] I don't think you two should be kissing while I'm suturing,
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Written by Allan F. Nicholls
Performed by Heather MacRae
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One of my all-time favorites!
11 March 2002 | by (middle of the mitten) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie from the first time I saw it. Sure, it's basically a new take on Romeo and Juliet, but it's still a good flick. The music is undoubtedly the best part {especially when "Bobbie" sings 'Lonely Millionaire (swoon)}--if Keepin' 'Em Off the Streets were a real band, I'd be their biggest fan.

Does anyone know how I might get a copy of A Perfect Couple?


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