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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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Dr. Miller
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Mrs. Switzer
Salem Ludwig ...
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Leon B. Stevens ...
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Vida Wright ...
Sonia
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Leonard (as Jeff Marcus)
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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 »

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Jade Butterfield: You know what I keep thinking about? A night in the house. I was a little girl, and then I saw David all alone. And I don't know. I just... I wanted to go to him. Was that wrong? I wasn't a happy little girl anymore. Something changed. The first time in my life I was me.
Ann Butterfield: Life goes on. We change.
Jade Butterfield: But it hurts. It hurts so much.
Ann Butterfield: Oh, Baby, it all happened so fast for you. When you live a lifetime you'll understand it.
Jade Butterfield: But he loved me. He loves me! No one will ever love me as much.
Ann Butterfield: Many people will...
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Dreamin'
Performed by Cliff Richard
Written by Alan Tarney / Leo Sayer
Rare Blue Music (ASCAP) / ATV Music (BMI) / Long Manor Ltd. (PRS)
Cliff Richard Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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The WORST movie ever made!
22 September 2001 | by (Central California) – See all my reviews

This is the worst movie ever made-bar none!! If I could give it a zero, no negative points, I would. I can't believe Shields and Spader were in it. I bet they never talk about it now. A stupid premise, bad script and terrible acting make this Zeffirelli flick seem like Tarentino meets Craven with no budget. Midway through this crap you just want all of the characters to die. At least you can get drunk and laugh at Plan 9 from Outer Space. After Endless Love you just want to shoot whomever suggested it (yourself included).


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