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Romance on the Orient Express (1985)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 4 March 1985
Lily, an American traveling on the famous Orient Express train from Venice to Paris, suddenly runs into her former lover, Alex, whom they met and had a tender romance 10 years earlier while... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Lily Parker
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Alex Woodward
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Theodore Woodward
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Susan Lawson
Danielle Tylke ...
Alexandra, 'Lexa'
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Sandy
Betsy Brantley ...
Stacey
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Beatrice
Ralph Michael ...
Harry
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Flavio
Alan Downer ...
Cabin Steward
Olivier Pierre ...
Bicycle Shop Owner
Tim Brown ...
Station Receptionist
Thomasine Heiner ...
Powder Room Lady
Andrew Lawler ...
Hotel Clerk
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Lily, an American traveling on the famous Orient Express train from Venice to Paris, suddenly runs into her former lover, Alex, whom they met and had a tender romance 10 years earlier while vacationing in France which ended abruptly when he walked out on her without saying a word. Now Alex tries to make up for lost time with Lily while she digs into his past to find out what haunting secrets that he has which led to their abrupt breakup. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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4 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Coup de foudre dans l'Orient Express  »

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Cheryl Ladd expressed her delight in working in this film because, due to its time span of 10 years, it allowed her to play two different characters, being her young naive self and her older mature self. See more »

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
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Rare Romanticism of 1980s Television
12 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cheryl Ladd takes the Orient Express with a girlfriend, as she remembers her past and a past love. OR is he, a past love? This must have been shown on British TV in 1985, because it doesn't look like anything that was ever on CBS, ABC or NBC in the 1980s. The locales, Sir John Gielgud and the romantic aura it has all come together to make a very rare television film, and one I think will be a favorite for true romantics. In her thoughts and the flashback, we see her and her girlfriend traveling through Europe and meeting Alex and his friend. Cheryl as Lily and Alex have an interlude but are separated. 10 years pass until present day when Cheryl and another girlfriend (who of course plays up the "where are the men on this train?" attitude and who looks a lot like Vicki Lawrence) are on the Orient Express and Alex has found her and tries to make up for what he did. Some dialogue and somewhat awkward scenes could be found unintentionally funny, but on the whole this is a very deeply felt and sincere little film for the true romantic at heart.


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