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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Release Date:

11 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Violetas São Azuis  »

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$4,743,287 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »


One Day
(Love Song from "Violets are blue")
Written by Patrick Williams and Will Jennings
Produced by Jay Gruska and Patrick Williams
Performed by Laura Branigan
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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12 December 2001 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

A movie everyone can relate to. Lost love, a chance to go back and relive the past. I think everyone would like to try it just once. Kevin Kline is the sensitive leading man, and Sissy Spacek plays a great 'other woman'. Set in Ocean City, this movie will leave you remembering "The Good Times".

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