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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 overview, first billed only:
Susan Berlanger
Peter Nichols
Kaki Hunter ...
Lisa Elliott
Francois Rossignol
Catherine Salviat ...
Nicole Schallon
Sam Carpenter
Jack the Answering Service Guy
Frank Bantam (as Timothy Daly)
Steve Haslachez
Desk Clerk, Hotel Monte Blanc
André Oumansky ...
Paris Doctor
Billy Kearns ...
Earl Cooper, Frank's Boss
Joyce Gordon ...
Answering Service Lady
Theater Assistant Manager


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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Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Won't Dance  »

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


After getting paint on the back of his overcoat carrying Susan Berlanger up the stairs, Sam Carpenter returns to the cab without any paint on his overcoat. See more »


References The Kid (1921) See more »


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Written by Russ Ballard
Performed by Anni-Frid Lyngstad (as Frida)
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OK, I have posted a review for this film in the past, but I just love this film sooooooooooo much. Kristy MacNichol is so terrific and so appealing in this film and the rest of the cast is well perfectly casted. This film really tugs at your heart strings. Like the scene where she is able to ski for the first time, talk about uplifting. And when her character experiences pain, you feel it to because one can't but help to get involved into her journey of self discovery. This is also very well directed with lots of pretty scenery and the music score is just perfect for this film. Every time I see this movie it just gets better every time. Go out and rent this film right away. It is a very underrated classic.

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