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Just Between Friends (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama | 21 March 1986 (USA)
Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Julie Payne ...
Karen
Beverly Sanders ...
Judy
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Helga
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Chip Davis
Read Morgan ...
Charlie
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Sandy Dunlap
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Harry Crandall
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Kim Davis
Timothy Gibbs ...
Jeff Davis
Diane Stilwell ...
Carla
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Bill (as Jim McKrell)
Chet Collins ...
Stage Manager
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Sportscaster
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George Margolin
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Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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They loved. They laughed. They lied. All in the name of friendship.

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21 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Something in Common  »

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$6,408,791 (USA)
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Originally rated R by the MPAA but was changed to PG-13 on appeal, uncut. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sandy Dunlap: Who gave you those shoes?
Holly Davis: A friend... an old friend.
Sandy Dunlap: Well, she has terrific taste. But who picked out the rest of your outfit?
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Unfairly overlooked
7 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

The director allows his film to run on well after it has made it's point but it's punchy and immediate in a sitcom kind of way. Cast is great, especially the incomparable Lahti as a no nonsense tv reporter. Biting script has its moments. When asked by her grandmother to sing with the choir, Chip's daughter complains that she's atheist. "So? You can hum" replies grandma. The scene where the two illicit lovers accidently meet at a family dinner is a priceless gem, especially Danson being so distracted he puts the milk in the cupboard. A touching near fable on the need for forgiveness.


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