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Gregory's Girl (1981)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  26 May 1982 (USA)
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Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gregory (as Gordon John Sinclair)
Dee Hepburn ...
Dorothy
Jake D'Arcy ...
Phil Menzies
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Susan
Robert Buchanan ...
Andy
Billy Greenlees ...
Steve (as William Greenlees)
Allan Love ...
Eric (as Alan Love)
Caroline Guthrie ...
Carol
Carol Macartney ...
Margo
Douglas Sannachan ...
Billy
Allison Forster ...
Chic Murray ...
Headmaster
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Alec
John Bett ...
Alistair
Dave Anderson ...
Gregory's Dad (as David Anderson)
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Storyline

In his Scottish New Town home, gangling Gregory and his school-friends are starting to find out about girls. He fancies Dorothy, not least because she has got into the football team - and is a better player than him. He finally asks her out, but it is obviously the females in control of matters here, and that very much includes Gregory's younger sister. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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... there's a little bit of him in all of us. See more »

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A Paixão de Gregory  »

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To perfect her football skills, Dee Hepburn trained with Partick Thistle football club. See more »

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In the dancing scene Gregory first appears lying to Susan's left (right as we see it). In the final shots of this scene the positions are reversed and Gregory lies to Susan's right. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: That's not the way you spell 'Caracus' anyway
Andy: What?
Charlie: Caracas. It's c-a-s, not c-u-s.
Andy: We've been standing here for four hours! Why didn't you tell me?
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Love causes acne. Or vice-versa.
11 September 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

While I'm sure I was a teenager once (my parents will attest to that), I was never a teenager in Scotland. This film makes me wish I had been.

This unpretentious tale of adolescent adoration (all right, puppy love), is one of the purest, most enjoyable, romance films I have ever seen.

Unlike American cinema where the main characters would be satisfying raging hormonal urges in gratuitously graphic sexual detail, this film by Mr. Forsythe catches the true essence of "young love" by letting the cast be what they are. Simply young people with an awkward sense of decency and a genuine curiosity for the opposite sex.

This is a must see, especially if you ever thought you might have been in love or think you are now.

Try to see the uncut version, as the British film industry has a different sense of 'Family Values' (whatever that is).

I love the secondary sub-plots. So, pay close attention.


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