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Endless Love (1981)

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

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Dr. Miller
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Mrs. Switzer
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Leon B. Stevens ...
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Vida Wright ...
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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Drama | Romance

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During the lovemaking scene, director Franco Zeffirelli squeezed Brooke Shields' big toe off camera to provoke a reaction that would look like an orgasm. See more »

Quotes

David Axelrod: I heard you were writing again. It's great. Tell me... That story you wrote about me. Do you have a copy? I'd like to read it sometime.
Ann Butterfield: It isn't just about you. It's about you and Jade and me. It's about the time I saw the two of you making love.
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Super Cool Party People (2006) See more »

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Endless Love
Performed by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie courtesy of Motown Records
Written and Produced by Lionel Richie
PGP Music/Brockman Music (ASCAP)
Administered by Intersong Music
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endless bore
9 June 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

It's not a terrible movie, despite the wooden performances of the two lead actors. But this story of obsessive love and tragedy never becomes involving or interesting, and feels like it's much too long despite the relatively short running time.

The film does have two redeeming factors: beautiful cinematography and the legendary title song.


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