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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:
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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)
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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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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 »

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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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Madeline: Hard work being in love, eh? Especially when you don't know which girl it is.
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Forget John Hughes - this was the real eighties
21 January 1999 | by (ABZ) – See all my reviews

What John Hughes did for eighties America, Forsyth has done for Eighties Britain with this little gem. It captures the boredom of a new town, then rips one character's life, such that it was, to pieces by having a girl replace him on the football team. Of course he can't help himself but to fall in love.

I adore this film - well, love it anyway. It quite simply makes me want to be a teenager again. But not in anywhere,USA like so many of Hughes' films, but at home in Scotland. It's just a shame that the three main players - John Gordan Sinclair, Claire Grogan, and to a lessor degree, Dee Hepburn - were never able to build on this.

A one off that has to be seen ....


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