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Falling in Love (1984)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 21 November 1984 (USA)
During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train ... See full summary »

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Cast

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John Trainer
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Brian Gilmore
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Victor Rawlins
Wiley Earl ...
Mike Raftis
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Joe Raftis
Chevi Colton ...
Elevator Woman
Richard Giza ...
Salesman
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James Ryan ...
Cashier
Sonny Abagnale ...
Tow Truck Driver
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During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married and Frank has two little kids, they meet more and more often, their friendship becoming the most precious thing in their lives. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Drama | Romance

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21 November 1984 (USA)  »

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The Rizzoli Affair  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,293,710 (USA) (25 November 1984)

Gross:

$10,600,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Marvin Worth wanted Robert De Niro for the lead male role of Frank Raftis, because Worth "wanted a real, everyday person." See more »

Goofs

During several exterior Metro North run-by's, the film sequences are shown inverted. Trains coming towards the camera should run on the viewers left (as trains and cars both drive on the right in the US) and the motorman's front window should be on the viewers left, as seen in the sequences shot in Grand Central Terminal. See more »

Quotes

Molly Gilmore: [talking to Isabelle about Frank] No, I think about him every day. Last thought before I fall asleep and first thought when I wake up. I talk to myself all day about him, even when I'm talking to somebody else, even when I'm talking to you now I'm talking to myself about him. Brian thinks I'm ill, he thinks that it has to do with my father, he thinks the stress and, you know, all that... Thinks I'm having a breakdown, but I'm not, there's nothing wrong with me. Except that I love him.
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Connections

References Brief Encounter (1945) See more »

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Sleigh Ride
Written by Leroy Anderson & Mitchell Parish
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A true little gem for those of us who aren't afraid of a simple story well told
7 February 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is my favourite DeNiro movie and one of Meryl Streep's many great roles (but don't miss The Hours, The Bridges of Madison County and Out of Africa!). Meryl Streep can, better than most, carry a slow movie built almost entirely on moods and quiet thinking.

Still, Falling in Love could never have been what it is without all the excellent supporting actors. The way it paints the image of two very different marriages slowly falling apart without the participants really understanding what is happening is compelling, and the movie, while not exactly complex or deep, doesn't ever take the easy way out. Instead it relies completely on the talents of all the actors, to tell a realistic story of what can and does happen in real life.

The music is also excellent and at times it stands for a significant part of the movie's language.

But don't bother if you're prejudiced against romantic drama.


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