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Summer Lovers (1982)

A young American couple and a French woman engage in a threesome in the Greek Islands.

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Lina (as Valerie Quennessen)
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Barbara Foster
Hans van Tongeren ...
Jan Tolin
Lydia Lenosi ...
Aspa
Vladimiros Kiriakidis ...
Yorghos (as Vladimiros Kiriakos)
Carlos Rodríguez Ramos ...
Cosmo
Rika Dialyna ...
Monica (as Rika Dialina)
Andreas Filippides ...
Andreas (as Andreas Filippidis)
Peter Pye ...
Joe Saunders
Janis Benjamin ...
Trish Saunders
Victor T. Salant ...
John
Brigitte Perbandt ...
Anna
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A young American couple go to the Greek islands for the summer and are dazzled by the beauty and the uninhibited people surrounding them. The young man meets and begins an affair with a French woman, an archeologist working on a dig. The young American woman discovers this and goes to confront the other woman. The French woman is quite taken with the American woman's photographic work, and the three become very close. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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They Spent a Summer of Love - to the Sounds of 'Chicago' See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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16 July 1982 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Santorini, is also known by its ancient name, Thira. The island is a huge volcano, the center of which disappeared in a terrific explosion in about 1500 B.C. It is widely believed that this cataclysm wherein half the island slid into the sea, together with the attendant tidal wave which destroyed Minoan Crete, gave rise to the legend of the lost continent of Atlantis. See more »

Goofs

As "Kathy" arrives at "Lina"'s, Lina is reading outside, mostly in shade. Moments later, when Kathy walks through the same area, it's in direct sunshine. Moments further on, Lina is seated near Kathy, with both women mostly in shade. See more »

Quotes

Michael Pappas: Making love to you is like riding a horse
Lina: Comment?
Michael Pappas: It's the way you respond.
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Connections

Featured in One Hit Wonderland: Maniac by Michael Sembello (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Down to the Ocean
Written by Elton John (uncredited) and Bernie Taupin (uncredited)
Performed by Elton John
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Probably not for you
15 April 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Roger Ebert likes to say (paraphrased) that it's not what a movie's about, but rather how it goes about it. Often so, especially in retread after retread that go by every year, but with Summer Lovers it's the reverse, because there's really very little to compare it to. This is a film that struggles with limited (but attractive) talent, flamboyantly uneven direction and bad editing. What's worse, a film has to often use dialog in place of looks and feelings that take place and have meaning in a relationship, but that are lost to the observer, and the dialog here often fails.

But at the same time, Summer Lovers doesn't blink when looking into freedom of the body, and freedom in relationships. Some look at this as fantasy, but indeed there are a lot of people who have made the one-way trip down that rabbit hole and can understand what this film's really about.

I give it an E for Effort. I like it better for having failed in its ambition than having succeeded in a lesser attempt. It's definitely not for the uptight, but if you're sitting around some day in an expansive frame of mind, wondering if you're getting everything out of your life that you ought to, then maybe rent this one and have an enjoyable afternoon thinking about the possibilities.


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