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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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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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Trivia

The name of the magazine that Kate Burroughs (Carol Burnett) worked for was 'Fortune' magazine. 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

Danny: [the friends are making lunch in cramped quarters on the boat] I haven't used salt or mucus products for three years and I feel just great.
Ginny: Who eats mucus?
Claudia Zimmer: [disgusted] He means cheese and milk. Danny, say what you mean, would you please? You're talking to humans here!
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Fine comedy and drama from Alda.
23 April 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

Alan Alda the actor has come up with a few worthwhile projects over the years as a writer and director. This movie, his feature directorial debut, is quite enjoyable.

Three upper-middle class couples are seen during the four vacations they take annually. They enjoy each others' company, but a fissure in the friendships begins to grows when one man tires of life with his wife and introduces his new, younger girlfriend into the group, and things go from there. Alda manages very successfully the balance between comedy and drama, aided by the excellent cast of veterans. All the principals here (the first seven listed in the credits) do fine work.


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