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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
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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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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Nothing ever felt better. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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25 April 1986 (USA)  »

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$4,743,287
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1.85 : 1
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One of numerous film collaborations of the husband and wife team of director / production designer / art director Jack Fisk and actress Sissy Spacek. See more »

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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 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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