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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Release Date:

26 May 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Paixão de Gregory  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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: Go do something your own age, like demolish a phonebox!
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Chic's Tune
Written by Chic Murray
Played by Chic Murray (piano)
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I love this movie
27 May 2004 | by (glasgow scotland) – See all my reviews

I love this movie.Its my fav movie of all time ,Everytime i watch it its like meeting an old friend again.It is so rich with subtle humour and possibly every scene makes me chuckle.the teenage anguish is never over played and ever actor in the film has never surpassed there performances in this movie

growing up in Scotland myself i still don't feel that the movie is regional and anyone who is able to see it please do so .The clothes are dated but the humour is still spot on.

This film is a Scottish gem and should be given more praise.I just cant fault it.If i had to cut my DVD collection down to two gregorys girl and this is spinal tap would be my only choices.

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