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Violets Are Blue... (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  11 April 1986 (USA)
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Young love may endure in your heart and one day re-ignite, but reality may soon dowse the flames.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
Henry Squires
Ruth Squires
John Kellogg ...
Ralph Sawyer
Jim Standiford ...
Addy Squires
Augusta Dabney ...
Ethel Sawyer
Sara Mae
Brian Sargis ...
Keith Sargis ...
Erin Malooly ...
Megan Malooly ...


After fifteen years of traveling around the world Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she grew up. She meets her high school sweetheart Henry (Kline), now married and running the local newspaper he's inherited from his father. An awkward and tension-filled romance ensues. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Drama | Romance


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11 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Violetas São Azuis  »

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$4,743,287 (USA)

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The Vienna Blood Waltz
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Music by Johann Strauß (uncredited)
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A Simple Yet Engaging Drama
25 February 2002 | by (New York State) – See all my reviews

This movie doesn't have a lot of great visuals (with the exception of a quick shot of Kevin Kline's cute, naked butt). It doesn't have fast-paced action.....But the story and the acting make it a great film. Kline, Spacek, and Bedelia put in some great performances, and they make this film an intense drama, with their subtle and realistic portrayals. It's certainly not the best film any of those actors ever did, but it is truly a joy to watch them in.

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