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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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Cast

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Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
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Henry Squires
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Ruth Squires
John Kellogg ...
Ralph Sawyer
Jim Standiford ...
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
Brian Sargis ...
Squid
Keith Sargis ...
Bryant
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Ben
Erin Malooly ...
Erin
Megan Malooly ...
Kathleen
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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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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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25 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

violets are blue  »

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$4,743,287 (USA)
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Many movie posters for the film featured a blurb that read: "There's a summer you'll always remember, and a hope that if you go back, it will all happen again. VIOLETS ARE BLUE. Nothing ever felt better". See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A great film!
23 February 2002 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this when I was 8 years old. Since I live in Maryland, I was so excited to find out that a movie was being filmed in Ocean City. Its definitely one to see if you enjoy a good tear-jerker. Sissy Spacek is wonderful as Gussy Sawyer, the former girlfriend of Henry Squier (Kevin Kline). There are some scenes with the Boardwalk of Ocean City that makes me homesick every time I see it.


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