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Just the Way You Are (1984)

Susan is a young, beautiful and successful flute player, but because of her physical handicap, a lame leg, she is having difficulties finding Mr. Right. While on tour in France, she decides... See full summary »

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Cast

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Susan Berlanger
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Peter Nichols
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Lisa Elliott
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Francois Rossignol
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Nicole Schallon
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Sam Carpenter
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Bobbie
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Jack the Answering Service Guy
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Frank Bantam (as Timothy Daly)
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Steve Haslachez
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Desk Clerk, Hotel Monte Blanc
André Oumansky ...
Paris Doctor
Billy Kearns ...
Earl Cooper, Frank's Boss
Joyce Gordon ...
Answering Service Lady
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Theater Assistant Manager
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Susan is a young, beautiful and successful flute player, but because of her physical handicap, a lame leg, she is having difficulties finding Mr. Right. While on tour in France, she decides to spend a few days on a ski resort wearing a fake cast around her lame leg to make sure her handicap goes unnoticed. Once arrived, she meets Peter, a handsome photographer... Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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16 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Won't Dance  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,291,803, 18 November 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,889,694
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filming was delayed for a full year after star 'Kristy Mcnichol' developed a "chemical imbalance" and could not continue filming. She recovered in just two weeks, but the snowy second half of the film required waiting until next winter to shoot it. See more »

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The film is supposed to be shot in the winter, but there is one scene when they fly over Paris, and you can actually see green trees all through out. See more »

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References The Kid (1921) See more »

Soundtracks

Voulez-Vous
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
Courtesy of Polar Music
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Absolutely awful
29 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

If you need any proof why Kristy McNichol never made the jump from TV star to movie star, look no further than this laughably bad "romantic" romp. Kristy was apparently going through a crisis during the shooting of this film -- and it shows. But not every fault can be blamed on her infamous "chemical imbalance." Kristy just never had the chops for the big screen. Her love scenes are painfully awkward. She looks with more lustful longing at a female ballerina than she does with studly suitors Michael Onktean and Tim Daly. Her role calls for her to play a handicapped musician, but she can't even remember to limp in many of her scenes. It's hard to believe that she was once such a bright star. She's barely going through the motions here, and it ain't pretty.


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