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Best Friends (1982)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  17 December 1982 (USA)
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When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon... See full summary »


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Larry Weisman
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When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon find that being married is often quite different from being "best friends." Written by Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr. <>

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What a present for Christmas [US Theatrical] See more »


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17 December 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos íntimos  »

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SEK 3,420,573 (Sweden)

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The film's writers Barry Levinson and Valerie Curtin based the script on their very own marriage. See more »


Goldie Hawn mentions Teresa Wright not being on the train in "Since You Went Away." It was Jennifer Jones, not Wright. See more »


Larry Weisman: Commitment. Discipline. Make it work.
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Referenced in P & B (1983) See more »


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Music by Harry Warren
Played by the band at the party
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MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME! Why isn't it out on the market?
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I can't think of ANY movie made before or since, that I've seen that compares to this hysterically funny yet dramatic view of relationships.

If you've been married and divorced or lived with someone then married, you have to be able to relate to this movie! It's SOOOOOOOO true to call!

I'm ordering this DVD today- but I haven't seen it for 10 years. Yet~ it's one of those movies I always look for ~ and relate to. It's sticks with you!

DYNAMIC writing- EXCELLENT Performances. The in-law scenes... Blah... But the basic plot and performances- Sensational!

A friend of my daughter (LANA) is an actress and was working with Goldie's son. When Lana called my daughter- All I could yell in the background was for her to GET ME THIS MOVIE!! It's one of a kind!

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