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Something Short of Paradise (1979)

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A romantic comedy revolving around the on-again, off-again relationship of a young New York couple.

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Madeline Ross
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Harris Sloane
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Jean-Fidel Mileau
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Ruthie Miller
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Barney Collins
Robert Hitt ...
Edgar Kent
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David Ritchie
Bob Kaliban ...
George Pendleton
Ted Pugh ...
Frank Barnett
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Fru-Fru
Terrence O'Hara ...
Donny Conrad
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Sonya Jennings ...
Beth
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A romantic comedy revolving around the on-again, off-again relationship of a young New York couple.

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Love isn't blind... just a little nearsighted!

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3 June 1982 (Portugal)  »

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Written by Buddy G. DeSylva (as B. G. DeSylva), Ray Henderson & Lew Brown
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Love them both, but neither has a chance to stretch...
30 November 1999 | by (Glendale, Ca) – See all my reviews

I love David Steinberg AND Susan Sarandon. Not sure if he has made any other movies. Basically, he's a film promoter and she's a film reporter, and they have an angst ridden affair spoiled by a her previous love affair gone sour. Kept my attention the whole time except at the end. Had much more potential for comedy but never really rose above OK. Seems neither he nor she got a chance to really stretch. Still, would recommend.


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