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Violets Are Blue... (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 25 April 1986 (USA)
Young love may endure in your heart and one day re-ignite, but reality may soon dowse the flames.

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Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
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Henry Squires
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Ruth Squires
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Ralph Sawyer
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Addy Squires
Augusta Dabney ...
Ethel Sawyer
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Sara Mae
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George
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Sally
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Tony
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Bryant
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Erin Malooly ...
Erin
Megan Malooly ...
Kathleen
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Gussie is a talented photographer who wants to break free of her small New England town and see the world. Henry wants to stay and run the the local newspaper. The two high school sweethearts go their separate ways until Gussie returns to visit her parents. Henry has married Ruth and had a son while Gussie is single. He has kept track of her career and still carries a torch for her. He invites her for dinner at his house one night and they begin an affair after Henry walks her home. Thus begins a bittersweet affair that proves you can't change the past or someone you love. Written by jacartist66

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There's a summer you'll always remember, and a hope that if you go back, it will all happen again. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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$4,743,287 (USA)
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The movie stars two Academy Award winners, Sissy Spacek and Kevin Kline, who had won Oscars for Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) and A Fish Called Wanda (1988) respectively. For their Oscars, Spacek won the Best Actress prize, and Kline was awarded the Best Supporting Actor statuette. Kline won his Oscar about two years after Violets Are Blue... (1986) whilst Spacek had won hers prior to this picture around six years earlier. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) See more »

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The Vienna Blood Waltz
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Used by permmission of Play-Rite Music Rolls, Inc.
Music by Johann Strauss (uncredited)
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Heartbreaking...
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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