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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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Jack Burroughs
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Nick Callan
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Anne Callan
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Claudia Zimmer
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Las cuatro estaciones  »

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SEK 5,978,705 (Sweden)
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Trivia

Beatrice Alda playing Lisa Callan is the daughter of writer-director-actor Alan Alda as is Elizabeth Alda playing Beth Burroughs. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jack: You do the work of three people. You're perfect!
Kate Burroughs: [disgusted] How DARE you call me that!
Jack: Call you perfect?
Kate Burroughs: Yeah! That's what I heard, right?
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Followed by The Four Seasons (1984) 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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