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Best Friends (1982)

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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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. <ajr@fortalnet.com.br>

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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

17 December 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos íntimos  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,022,891 (USA) (19 December 1982)

Gross:

$36,821,203 (USA)
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Trivia

Second of two cinema movie collaborations of director Norman Jewison and partnered screenwriters Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson after the first which was ...and justice for all. (1979) which had been made and first released about three years earlier. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Paula McCullen: Breasts too large, Richard? Every female character you create has breasts too large.
Richard Babson: Mmm... but I make them suffer for it.
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Connections

References Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

How Do You Keep The Music Playing?
Performed by Patti Austin and James Ingram
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Produced by Johnny Mandel
Arranged by Greg Phillinganes & Johnny Mandel
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a movie that's not afraid to tackle the best AND worst of relationships.
17 January 2004 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

I was a kid when I saw this but remember it for it's realism. I love sappy, hollywood unrealistic love stories dearly and I'm not embarrassed to admit that this picture(which does NOT fall into the above mentioned genre) did indeed bore me at certain moments. But it has a realistic quality that many romantic comedies lack and though the relationship between the two main characters isn't always sappy and perfect it does have more of an element of realism then other romantic comedies-it's a realtiohip that is sometimes great, othertimes not so, it's flawed but still real--in other words it's human!

Although this isn't one of my favorite flicks in the whole world I would recomend it for the reasons listed above. A movie doesn't always have to be sappy all the time, to be welldone.


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