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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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Cast

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Rose Axelrod
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Keith Butterfield (as Jimmy Spader)
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Robert Moore ...
Dr. Miller
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Ingrid Orchester
Jan Miner ...
Mrs. Switzer
Salem Ludwig ...
Mr. Switzer
Leon B. Stevens ...
Judge
Vida Wright ...
Sonia
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Leonard (as Jeff Marcus)
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Storyline

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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17 July 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor eterno  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,163,623 (USA) (19 July 1981)

Gross:

$31,184,024 (USA)
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Trivia

Tom Cruise's very brief appearance in the film is critical to the film's plot. See more »

Goofs

At night, as David is starting the fire, when the wind in the trees is shown, day-for-night filming fails to hide that the sunny blue sky can clearly be seen through the foliage. See more »

Quotes

Ann Butterfield: What's that look?
Hugh Butterfield: David's here! I just caught them bare-assed in her room!
Ann Butterfield: [laid back] My God! I thought it was something awful.
[sighs]
Ann Butterfield: You were meant to catch them, I'm sure.
Hugh Butterfield: [fuming] She didn't even bat an eyelash.
Ann Butterfield: [scoffs] You didn't raise her to be a hypocrite.
[pulls curtain over doorway for privacy]
Ann Butterfield: You know he's been staying over, don't you?
[gets surprised look]
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Connections

Referenced in Scrubs: My Heavy Meddle (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart Of Glass
Performed by Blondie
Written by Debbie Harry / Chris Stein
Rare Blue Music (ASCAP)
Blondie courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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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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