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Willie & Phil (1980)

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Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a decade of two friends who fall in love with the same woman, enjoyably satirising the 70's through the search by the three ... See full summary »

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Ray Sharkey ...
Jan Miner ...
Maria Kaufman
Tom Brennan ...
Mr. Sal Kaufman
Julie Bovasso ...
Mrs. D'Amico
Louis Guss ...
Mr. D'Amico
Kathleen Maguire ...
Mrs. Sutherland
Kaki Hunter ...
Patti Sutherland
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Rena
Alison Cass Shurpin ...
Zelda Kaufman #4
Christine Varnai ...
Zelda Kaufman #3
Walter N. Lowery ...
Park Bum
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Karen
Helen Hanft ...
Used Cars Salesperson
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Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a decade of two friends who fall in love with the same woman, enjoyably satirising the 70's through the search by the three protagonists for their identities and making sharp attacks on cultural signposts of the decade along the way. The film also studies relationships, what its director calls "wanting something permanent yet wanting to be free". Written by Rixer <rixer@radsoft.net>

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25 December 1980 (Denmark)  »

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The meaning and relevance of this movie's title, Willie & Phil (1980), is that it refers to its two central characters, Willie Kaufman (Michael Ontkean) and Phil D'Amico (Ray Sharkey). See more »

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Jeannette Sutherland: I don't WANT apple juice. I want my hands back.
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An unusual and interesting story about love and friendship
9 June 1999 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I very much enjoyed this unusual movie about love and friendship between 3 people (2 men and a woman) in 1970s America. The story is interesting, unusual. Also unusual, the way the narrator leads through the story. It's a funny, emotional, and dramatic story. Although it's a 70s movie with a threesome theme, it's not primarily about sex, drugs, and open relationships (although all three are featured in the movie). It's really about friendship and different forms of love between men and men, and men and women, as well as about finding oneself.


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