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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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Keith Butterfield (as Jimmy Spader)
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Robert Moore ...
Dr. Miller
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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Hewitt was the subject of a high profile talent search. Despite considerable media attention, his career failed to take off. Both Leonard Whiting and Graham Faulkner experienced similar career slumps after appearing in Romeo and Juliet (1968) and Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972) for Franco Zeffireli. 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

Hugh Butterfield: [finds Jade with pill bottle] What are you doing? Give me that!
Jade Butterfield: No! No!
Hugh Butterfield: Give me that! Open your hand, damn it! Jesus Christ, I don't believe this!
Jade Butterfield: [whining] I can't sleep.
Hugh Butterfield: You don't fool around with these things!
Jade Butterfield: [whining louder] I can't sleep!
Hugh Butterfield: Neither can anybody else in this house!
Ann Butterfield: [Jade sobs, she comes running in] Hugh, for heaven's sake!
Hugh Butterfield: She comes in here, and helps herself to these pills.
Jade Butterfield: I needed something to sleep!
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Featured in I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1981 (2003) 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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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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