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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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Keith Butterfield (as Jimmy Spader)
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Mrs. Switzer
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Leon B. Stevens ...
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Sonia
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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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Shirley Knight begged director Franco Zeffirelli to cast Rosanna Arquette, Linda Blair, Bo Derek, Carrie Fisher, Jodie Foster, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kristy McNichol, Michelle Pfeiffer or Debra Winger for the role of Jade Butterfield, as she felt that 14-year-old Brooke Shields did not have the right talent for the role. See more »

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Jade Butterfield: It was a once in a lifetime thing, David. I know that! And it came in a time when we were too young to handle it. That was the terrible part.
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I Was Made For Lovin' You
Performed by KISS (as Kiss)
Written by Paul Stanley / Vini Poncia / Desmond Child
Kiss Songs (ASCAP) / Mad Vincent Music (BMI)
Kiss courtesy of Casablanca Records
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An endless amount of flaws is more like it.

Based on the praised novel of the same name, this film deals with the obessive love between two teenagers during a span of about 5 years. With all the talent behind this, including the director, Brooke Shields, and the source of the material you would think this would be a terrific movie, but don't be fooled. It is awful. The two leads are OK, but the rest of the cast just hams it up in a most embarrasing way, the script is really lumpy, the editing perfectly awful, and the direction nowhere near as good as the directors previous efforts (which include Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew). Some people may find it good on a so bad its good level. Others beware. My rating: 3 out of 10. (because the title song is excellent)


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