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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 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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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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While in the USA in 1982 to promote the film, Bill Forsyth attended the Academy Award Ceremony at the invitation of his friend David Puttnam. At the after party to celebrate Puttnams win with Chariots of Fire (1981), Forsyth was speaking with the producer of the show. He said the part he most enjoyed was the staging on the performance of For Your Eyes Only with Sheena Easton. Forsyth was stunned to learn that the staging of the 4 minute performance cost more than his entire production and publicity budget on Gregory's Girl. 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 »

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[on Gregory's doorstep, after their first date]
Susan: At least you've stopped kissing me like I was your aunty.
[he kisses her again, then pretends to look horrified]
Gregory: What's my aunty going to say when I kiss her at Christmas?
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Wonderful rites of passage movie, says more about growing up than a million manuals ever could.
7 January 2004 | by (LiverpoolUK) – See all my reviews

Quite simply, one of the best British movies ever made, in fact one of the best movies, period. I watch it about three times a year and never tire of it. A film that is up there with the classic Ealing comedies and has every right to be classed alongside the best. John Gordon Sinclair exudes a gawky, gangling charm as the lovesick Gregory and the rest of the cast are perfect.Jake D'Arcy is wonderful as Phil Menzies, the ambitious sports master, the brilliant Chick Murray is the pompous headteacher, Dee Hepburn is Dorothy, the confident, dedicated new member of the soccer team, Gregory is besotted with her. Clare Grogan of Altered Images is Susan, who along with Carol and Margo conspires to make it an evening that Gregory will never forget. Who's going to be Gregory's Girl? Is it any of them, or is it his kid sister Madeline, 10-going-on-20 years old and his mentor. Special mention goes to Rob Buchanan and Graham Thompson as Gregory's mates Andy and Charlie, who feel that life is passing them by and resolve to get girlfriends. Charlie only has one line, right at the end of the film, but it remains my fave line. If you haven't seen Gregory's Girl, quite simply, you are inadequate!


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