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14 September 1984 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Stephen Collins ... Peter Hatten

Deborah Raffin ... Barbara Jones

Joel Higgins ... Dan Shaper

Susan Hess ... Gloria

Addison Powell ... Mr. Jones

Dana Delany ... Laura Shaper
Donald Gantry ... Walter
Melody Combs ... Linda
Harry Melching ... Ranger
Eleanor Phelps ... Mrs. Larkin

Denise Pence ... Lisa
Justin Ernsberger ... Robert

W.T. Martin ... Harry
Frank Simpson ... Maitre d'
Richard Ryder ... Photographer
Debra Byrd ... Pregnant Woman
Leonard Parker ... Police Sergeant
Hovey Burgess ... Juggling Instructor
Denise Lute ... Photographer Assistant
Ron Lee Savin ... Gloria's Date
Bob Scarantino ... Shoe Vendor
Kenneth French ... Farmer Waiter
Brian Calvert ... Party Guest
Michael Morrows ... Party Guest
Lynn Stafford ... 1st Neighbor
Barbara Seldon ... 2nd Neighbor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Van Kaplan ... Street Juggler
Brian Kohn ... Joey

Directed by
Lou Antonio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Herbert Gold  novel
Lawrence B. Marcus 

Produced by
Ron Roth .... producer
Original Music by
Angela Morley 
Cinematography by
Adam Holender 
Film Editing by
John F. Link  (as John F. Link II)
Production Design by
Ward Macintosh 
Set Decoration by
Justin Scoppa Jr. 
Costume Design by
John Boxer 
Makeup Department
Joseph Coscia .... hair stylist (as Joe Coscia)
Joe Cuervo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Cosmas P. Bolger .... post-production manager
John H. Starke .... unit production manager (as John Starke)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Hapsas .... first assistant director
Nathalie Vadim .... second assistant director
Art Department
Leslie Bloom .... property master (as Les Bloom)
Sound Department
Sam Horta .... sound editor
Ron Horwitz .... supervising sound editor
James Sabat .... sound mixer (as James J. Sabat)
Louis Sabat .... boom operator
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Scott Leva .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
George Patsos .... key grip
Ray Quinlan .... gaffer
William H. Steiner .... camera operator (as William Steiner)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rose Trimarco .... wardrobe supervisor
Benjamin Wilson .... wardrobe supervisor (as Ben Wilson)
Editorial Department
Lewis Schoenbrun .... assistant editor
Location Management
Edwin 'Itsi' Atkins .... location manager
Music Department
Robert Drasnin .... music supervisor
Other crew
Gail Geibel .... production coordinator
Deren Getz .... production assistant
Lillian O. MacNeill .... script supervisor (as Lillian MacNeill)

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100 min
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Deborah Raffin & Co. in Forgotten But Very Good TVMovie, 7 June 2016
Author: JLRMovieReviews from United States

As this long-forgotten TV movie opens in New York City, Joel Higgins ("Silver Spoons" father) is meeting Stephen Collins at an appointed time and place, and we quickly get the point this is not on friendly terms. They proceed to get into a fist fight, leading up to Joel chasing Stephen through New York. Then, as the chase progresses throughout the film, we are shown by flashback what caused this rift. In the beginning of all this, we see Joel leaving his wife, Dana Delany, after an estrangement to live in New York City. In New York, Stephen and Deborah Raffin are breaking up, as she learns he has not invested as much in this relationship as she has. She's just another lover in a long line to him. Joel and Stephen meet and reminisce and when Stephen shows Deborah to Joel, Joel becomes attracted to her. Stephen explains to Joel, when asked how he let her get away, that he doesn't let them get away, he just discards them. Nice guy! Ultimately, Joel and Deborah do form an affinity for each other, thus making the "Threesome" relevant, making these friendships and relationships that are blending together very intimate. Similar to other films of its kind, about a small circle of friends/lovers, (such as the miniseries "The Last Convertible,") this film is very personal and deeply felt, as they confide their feelings to each other and the guys have their own buddy relationship. That is, until the climax that brings this to a boil. This is very respectful of its characters and we see them all as imperfect people who need love, while at the same time, some can't give love back. "Threesome" is a TV movie that probably will never be seen again on television and that's a shame, because it shows Deborah Raffin, Stephen Collins and Joel Higgins at their best in adult, intelligent material.

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