Gregory's Girl (1981)

PG  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Gregory (as Gordon John Sinclair)
Dee Hepburn ...
Jake D'Arcy ...
Phil Menzies
Robert Buchanan ...
Billy Greenlees ...
Steve (as William Greenlees)
Allan Love ...
Eric (as Alan Love)
Carol Macartney ...
Douglas Sannachan ...
Allison Forster ...
Chic Murray ...
John Bett ...
Dave Anderson ...
Gregory's Dad (as David Anderson)


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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26 May 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Paixão de Gregory  »

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In all Clare Grogan's close-up scenes, she is filmed from one side to hide the scars on her left cheek. For the longer shots of her face (eg the dancing-lying-down scene), her cheek was filled with mortician's wax to hide the scar. Several months before filming, the actress received terrible injuries when a broken glass was thrust into her face as she was fleeing a brawl in a Glasgow bar. See more »


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 »


Gregory: Have you ever been in love? I'm in love.
Steve: Since when?
Gregory: This morning. I feel restless and dizzy. I bet I won't get any sleep tonight.
Steve: Sounds like indigestion.
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Charming comedy of awkward adolescence which needs no excuse.
30 August 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

There is only one thing negative I could say about Gregory's makes you sad that the innocence of first love and first dates is gone forever, and also makes me wish my school had been as cool as Gregory's. Excellent performances by all and sundry, no attempts to sacrifice realism for laughs and Clare Grogan at her prettiest. Special mention must be given to the music, wonderfully twee and with a kind of nostalgic delight. Only Bill Forsyth seems able to avoid mawkishness yet still make utterly inoffensive and delectable movies. One of my top ten favourite films and one I never stop enjoying.

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