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Endless Love (1981)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  17 July 1981 (USA)
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A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by parental disapproval, circumstance and accident.

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Two young teenagers, Jade Butterfield and David Axelrod, fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for Jade's bohemian parents. Her parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent to a mental hospital. This doesn't stop him from seeing her. When he gets out, he goes to look for her and remains in love with her. But in the end, the passion for his first love is too strong and she has to leave or this love will kill both of them. Written by Jonathan Catt <jcatt@execpc.com>

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She is 15. He is 17. The love every parent fears.

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The film was panned by numerous critics, movie historian Leonard Maltin called it "a textbook example of how to do everything wrong in a literary adaptation... Scott Spencer's deservedly-praised novel is thoroughly trashed". See more »

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Arthur Axelrod: No one ever thinks they can forget their first love. But we can.
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Dreaming Of You
Performed by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
Written by Lionel Richie and Thomas McClary (as Thomas F. McClary)
Produced by Lionel Richie
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Administered by Intersong Music
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This movie gave me my first lesson in Love
28 December 1999 | by (America) – See all my reviews

I was just a young teenager when I snuck into the theater to see this one. This was the first "Love Story" I really ever watched, and I was touched. I was snatched away into the world of Jade and David, and seduced by the emotion and feelings. By the end, when the movie reaches it's climax, I was in tears. My heart was breaking for each of the charactors. Yes, I was young and emotional, but this movie made an impression on me and gave me my first lesson in Love. I snuck in two more times, just to feel those tears again. I Loved it!


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