Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of confidence when ditched by his ambitious singer wife (Candice Bergen), until he begins to forge a new new relationship with an equally insecure teacher (Jill Clayburgh). But when the wife attempts a reconciliation - seduction followed by a truly excruciating song she has composed for him - he realizes where his loyalty lies. Written by
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Did You Know?
According to the 12th December 1973 edition of show-business trade paper 'The Hollywood Reporter', when the Paramount Pictures Corporation originally acquired the movie rights to the film's source novel of the same name by 'Dan Wakefield', which had been first published in 1973, creative personnel who were attached to the production of this picture at that time, and were different to the filmmakers who ultimately ended up making the movie, included director Arthur Hiller
, 'screenwriter Robert Goldman', and producers Peter Bart
and Max Palevsky
. See more
As Jessica and Phil prepare to go to bed, he slips off underwear below bottom frame line. But as shot continues, actor Burt Reynolds is clearly wearing abbreviated white undergarment. See more
What do you want?
I want us to live together. I want us to get married. I want us to have children together. I want us to put our teeth in the same cup. I want us buried together in a family plot with one headstone. What do you want?
I want a separate cup for my teeth.
The Star Spangled Banner
Music based on "The Anacreontic Song" by John Stafford Smith
In the background when Phil calls Mickey See more