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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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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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Brooke Shields' mother and manager Teri Shields nearly turned down the film after first reading the script, as she felt the role of Jade Butterfield had no substance. She said "It was just going to be Brooke standing around looking beautiful.". See more »

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Jade Butterfield: What would you do if I died?
David Axelrod: I'd die... I'd die too.
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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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So-So Teenage Film about Love...
24 December 2008 | by (Arroyo Grande, California.) – See all my reviews

David Axelrod (Martin Hewitt) and Jade Butterfield (Brooke Shields) are two teenage lovers. He is 17, she is only 15.

One night the two, after a party held at the Butterfield house, have sex by the living room fire, witnessed by Jade's mom (Shirley Knight). What follows is a story of strong love and separation that follows David's life as he is banned from seeing the one that he so badly loves.

This film is no way a fantastic film, but it also isn't terrible. Brooke Shields is absolutely stunning in this film (her acting on the other hand...) and her co-star Hewitt does a reasonable job as the lead. Although the film does have its faults and flaws, it is also a tender tale some can relate to... to some point.

Shirley Knight is touching as the mother and Ian Zeiring and James Spader also star as Jade's brothers. Look out for a nerdy and quite irritating Tom Cruise (with a high pitched voice) in a small scene.

I only rated it 10, because it doesn't deserve its 3.9 rating. I would give it a 6 or 7.


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