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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

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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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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What Gregory Doesn't Know About Women Fills A Wonderful New Comedy See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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A Paixão de Gregory  »

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The headmaster (Chic Murray) is interrupted as he is playing whimsical tunes on the school piano during the lunch break and responds "Off you go, you small boys". This scene was included after director Bill Forsyth heard Murray playing a piano in the school gym to entertain the rest of the cast between filming his scenes. The piece that he plays in the film is his own composition, entitled "Chic's Tune". 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

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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Followed by Gregory's Two Girls (1999) See more »

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Chic's Tune
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Written by Chic Murray
Played by Chic Murray (piano)
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Really Sweet
5 February 2004 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

I've caught this movie a few times playing on Stars in the states, and there is something indescribably charming about it. Maybe I'm biased because I've always loved British movies and television shows, but I found this movie very cute. The story is nothing big and dramatic, just a boy liking a girl and learning a bit about himself and about love in general in the end. The lead character of Gregory is very convincing and very real, you like him but at the same time you can't help wincing a bit at his awkwardness, especially in the scene where he's helping Dorothy out in football by playing goalie. I find this movie very refreshing when compared to teen comedies that are being made nowadays. Gregory's Girl has a realness and innocence to it that is severely lacking in Hollywood now.

And also thanks to whoever posted that the US version had the Scottish accents dubbed. I always noticed there was something "off" about the voices, especially the younger kids and now I see why. I hope someday I can see a copy with the original voices intact.


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