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The Four Seasons (1981)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 May 1981 (USA)
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Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.

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Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises. Written by Robert Nolty <nolty_r@caltech.edu>

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Here's to our friends... and the strength to put up with them.

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22 May 1981 (USA)  »

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SEK 5,978,705 (Sweden)
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The movie was released about just six months after the similarly themed and similarly titled A Change of Seasons (1980). See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of "Autumn," we see leaves falling as a blue Mercedes sedan whooshes by (the camera catches the right side of the car) on a curvy road. All we see is the right side/front of what is very clearly a late '70s/early '80s S-class Mercedes (likely a 450 SEL or a turbodiesel variant of the same body style). However, in the next shot, the car shown is the same color, but very clearly a 300 class (300 Diesel or 300 Turbodiesel) model. The latter is used in all interior and exterior shots throughout the Autumn (at the Connecticut inn) and eventually sinks on thin ice in "Winter." See more »

Quotes

Ginny: [to the other couples] I've just about had it with you people!
Nick: What's the matter?
Ginny: I'll tell you what's the matter... I'm mad!
[slight pause]
Nick: [concerned] Ginny?
Ginny: I fall in love with this man and all of a sudden in addition to him, I've got four constant companions! I have to work out a new relationship with somebody who is going through the worst period of his life, only I can't do it alone! I've got to do it in front of four other people! And it's not as if my privacy was invaded. You all let me ...
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Dramedy for all "Seasons"
13 March 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

THE FOUR SEASONS (1981) *** Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Rita Moreno, Jack Weston, Len Cariou, Sandy Dennis, Bess Armstrong. Alda, who wrote and directed, assembles a veteran cast of colorful couples spending their quarterly vacations together during one memorable year of change and confrontations of middle age craziness with deft and frequently funny aplomb. The choice to use Vivaldi's `Four Seasons' and the beautiful scenery only underscores the theme perfectly. Trivial note: the college-aged girls the group visit for parents' day are actually Alda's real-life daughters.


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