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The Four Seasons (1981)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 22 May 1981 (USA)
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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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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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The ski scenes were filmed in New England during a very dry winter. In fact, the only snow the ski resort got that entire season happened just days before the crew arrived to film. See more »

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When Jack has an accident skiing and falls down, snow is covering his sweater and pants. A few minutes later when he is being lifted into the doctor's office, there is no snow or any moisture anywhere on his clothing. See more »

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Kate Burroughs: Danny, calm down!
Danny: Please don't tell me to calm down, this is the second time today someone has told me to calm down!
Kate Burroughs: Well, I'm sorry. It's only my first.
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References Two Years Before the Mast (1946) See more »

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Alan Alda is a genius.
21 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this film in the 1980s with a bunch of girlfriends, we all practically fell out of our seats with laughter. Alan Alda did a fantastic job of demonstrating mid-life crises and poignancy. There are wonderfully funny scenes with terrific characters. How many of us wonder about our marriages, how would you act if a couple you know and love broke up and he brings home a blonde bimbo/trophy wife? Would you cease the friendship, try to help the former wife, how would you handle such a tricky situation and what impact would it have on your own marriage? Alan Alda addresses it all with classy humor, nailing the reactions perfectly, writing crisp, clean copy and directing beautifully. The film is still fresh today with its humor and pathos.


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