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Circle of Two (1981)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  November 1981 (USA)
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The story of the impossible love between a schoolgirl and a 60-years old painter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sarah Norton
Norma Dell'Agnese ...
Ruspoli
Donann Cavin ...
Smitty
Elan Ross Gibson ...
Gym Teacher
Maggie Morris ...
Music Teacher
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Ashley St. Clair
Larry Ewashen ...
Men at the Cinema
Robin Gammell ...
Mr. Norton
Patricia Collins ...
Mrs. Norton
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Paul
Daisy White ...
School Secretary
George Bourne Sr. ...
Old Man
Bibi Caspari ...
Mime
Gordon Jocelyn ...
Antiquary
Brendan McKane ...
Man at the Terrace
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In Toronto, the fifteen year-old student and aspirant writer Sarah Norton meets the sixty year old painter Ashley St. Clair in a cafeteria while hiding from her stalker boy-friend Paul. Ashley hasn't painted for ten years. He agrees to read the poems that Sarah has written. They start seeing each other at his studio and Sarah falls in love with him. Ashley feels a platonic love for Sarah that becomes his muse and he decides to paint again. Paul spies Sarah in Ashley's studio, and misunderstands their relationship, he attacks her in a cornfield but she defends herself. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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CAD 5,700,000 (estimated)
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Sarah Norton (Tatum O'Neal)'s favorite TV detective character was Columbo ('Peter Falk') from Columbo (1971). See more »

Quotes

Sarah Norton: Have you thought about going to bed with me?
Ashley St. Clair: Yes.
Sarah Norton: [walks over to the bed] Let's.
Ashley St. Clair: Obviously, no.
Sarah Norton: Why? Is it because you think I'm a virgin? Because if you think I am...
Ashley St. Clair: You are.
Sarah Norton: I am.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Circle of Two
Music by Bernard Hoffer
Lyrics by Stanley Jay Gelber
Sung by Kacey Cisyk
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23 June 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Tatum O'Neal has been movie selective and has had a checkered past.

I truly enjoy every time I see Circle of Two. When I expect the cliches I see from watching numerous films, I do not get them--even when they approach them.

This is a doomed love, but one that is real. Very few films view this aspect of love without being sappy or swallowing themselves in sexual release.

I am biased toward Tatum O'Neal as an actress, so my comments are bent toward her as such. Yet, there is something in this film that makes me understand emotional truths.

I wish I could explain the importance of this film...


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