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Gregory's Girl (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 May 1982 (USA)
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)
Alan 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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... there's a little bit of him in all of us. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

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 »


[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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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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