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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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Complete credited cast:
Jack Burroughs
Kate Burroughs
Nick Callan
Anne Callan
Claudia Zimmer
Elizabeth Alda ...
Beth Burroughs
Beatrice Alda ...
Lisa Callan
Robert Hitt ...
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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.


Comedy | Drama


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1.85 : 1
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The movie was spun-off into a short-lived CBS television series, having the same title, The Four Seasons (1984), with it being broadcast for thirteen episodes in 1984. It was executive produced by Alan Alda who featured only in the first pilot episode as his Jack Burroughs character from this movie [See: The Four Seasons: Pilot: Part 1 (1984)]. See more »


The boat scene when it hits the sandbar a crewman is visible. See more »


Nick: [trying to get Lisa out of her depressed mood] You've made some friends at your dorm, right?
Lisa: Not really. Most of the people here have a peculiar idea of a good time.
Nick: What do you mean?
Lisa: They get drunk and piss off the balconies.
Nick: What about the girls?
Lisa: I'm talking about the girls.
Nick: You're kidding me.
Lisa: You think I'm kidding you? You think it's a joke to have to walk home on a clear night with an umbrella?
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Very Funny, Bittersweet Film
5 June 2004 | by (N.Jersey Shore) – See all my reviews

I'm always surprised to read negative comments on this film. I guess I have a strange sense of humor because there are parts of this movie--quite a few parts as a matter of fact--that I find simply hysterical. There are also parts that are maddening--I do not care for Sandy Dennis' (ex)-husband at all. When you have seen the movie as many times as I have, you also begin to find flaws in the dialogue & situations--things that don't make sense to you. But never enough to make me dislike this film which has so many more truths about human nature & couples. Every one of the cast is good in their roles. Carol Burnett & Alan Alda are perfect together & have one scene in the "Fall" section that cracks me up every time. Rita Moreno was truly funny. When her husband, played by Jack Weston, leans out the window on the hotel & shouts, "She's Italian!" "There, now everyone in the state of CT knows that you're Italian." Though I've often thought that she had every right to say what led up to this scene, it is still very very funny.

I just wish it would come out on DVD. I would definitely get it.

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