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Sweet Lorraine (1987)

 -  Drama  -  8 May 1987 (USA)
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Summers at The Lorraine have been a blast, but the guests and staff have saved the best...for last.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lillian Garber
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Molly Garber
Lee Richardson ...
Sam
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Jack
Freddie Roman ...
Phil Allen
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Howie
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Karen (as Edith Falco)
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Leonard
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Bobby
Mindy Morgenstern ...
Sarah
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Julie
Boris Sichkin ...
Ivan
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Tony
Marcell Rosenblatt ...
Pearl
Donald Moore ...
House Band Leader (as Don Moore)
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In its heyday, the Lorraine Hotel saw its fair share of guests, laughter and good times. But now that the aging inn is well past its prime, owner Lillian Garber must decide whether to repair the Catskills landmark - or sell to developers. As Lillian and her zany staff enjoy what may be the Lorraine's best- and last-summer season, they realize that not even a wrecking ball can demolish life's sweetest treasures. A slice-of-life comedy about old friendships, new romance, and letting go of the past. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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summer | hotel | catskills | waiter | jewish | See more »

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8 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las locas vacaciones de Catskill Street  »

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When Leonard first arrives, Molly is present with the other kids to receive him. He asks about Rex, and learns that Rex has been drafted during a visit to Israel. Later, Sam tells Molly that she is doing Rex's old job, and, sarcastically, that Rex "is summering elsewhere". She responds, "I don't blame him", as if Rex is now absent by choice. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Phil's Aerobics
Music by Richard Robbins
Lyrics by Sam Adelman
Performed by Freddie Roman
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an enjoyable quiet, simple and wistful film
31 May 2004 | by (sf, ca) – See all my reviews

A relatively quiet and simple movie, but in a good way that leaves the viewer with a nice, somewhat melancholic wistfulness.

The movie excellently captures the world it portrays (one summer holiday season with the owner, staff and guests of a Catskill hotel that has seen better days). As others have noted, Maureen Stapleton makes the movie worthwhile on her own, and it's a special pleasure for anyone who has an appreciation for the history of such resort hotels, and the role they played giving many entertainers a start in "the old days."

The Nat King Cole song of the same title captures in song much of what the movie captures on film.


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