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Romantic Comedy (1983)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  13 January 1984 (Italy)
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Two of the screen's finest comic actors, Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen, star as successful writing partners whose timing is perfect on stage but amusingly pathetic in their love life. In HD.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Carmichael
Phoebe Craddock
Blanche Dailey
Janet Eilber ...
Allison St. James
Robyn Douglass ...
Kate Mallory
Leo Janowitz
Rozsika Halmos ...
Alexander Lockwood ...
The Minister
Erica Hiller ...
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Sean Patrick Guérin ...
Timmy (6)
Dick Wieand ...
TV Reporter
Brass Adams ...
Stephen Roberts ...
Maître D'
Santos Morales ...
Bus Boy
Fran Bennett ...
Doctor #1


Two of the screen's finest comic actors, Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen, star as successful writing partners whose timing is perfect on stage but amusingly pathetic in their love life. In HD.

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When he was married, she was single . . . and when she was married he was single. They were victims of unsynchronized passion. [Australia Theatrical] See more »




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Release Date:

13 January 1984 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Romantic Comedy!  »

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$5,100,000 (USA)

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The original Broadway production starred Tony Perkins and Mia Farrow as Jason and Phoebe. See more »


You have Leo's last name listed as Janowitz. In the film, he is called Leo Jessop. See more »


Phoebe Craddock: Do you love her, Jason?
Jason Carmichael: Love her? I can't even hear her from the balcony!
Phoebe Craddock: Then why?
Jason Carmichael: Christ! Don't you understand anything about sex?
Phoebe Craddock: Apparently not.
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Written by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch
Performed by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
Produced by Carole Bayer Sager
(P) 1983 Capitol Records Inc.
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Light, pleasant and agreeable.
31 July 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

I've never quite understood why this movie has so bad a reputation. It's not Tracy and Hepburn, to be sure, but I found Dudley Moore a lot more likable in this than I usually do and Mary Steenburgen is great, I think. It should appeal to those who like Neil Simon and movies set in the Manhattan theatre world. There's some funny stuff here and there and I thought the characters were agreeable. 'Romantic Comedy' is certainly no classic for the ages but I think that people who enjoy the genre in the title should like it.

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