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Foreign Student (1994)

R | | Drama | 29 July 1994 (USA)
A French football playing exchange student falls in love.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cal Cate
Zachary 'Zach' Gilmore
Rex Jennings
Howlin' Wolf (as Charles Dutton)
Sonny Boy Williamson
Anthony Herrera ...
Coach Mallard
Bob Child ...
David Long ...
Mr. Baldridge
Mrs. Baldridge
Assistant Coach
Jon Hendricks ...
April's Father


Paris, 1955. Philippe Leclerc is overjoyed: he has just been granted the fellowship he applied for and he will be able to study for a year at the prestigious Asheland-Stuart University of Virginia. Once on the spot, he discovers how different the South of the USA is from his native France and the period of adjustment is no bed of roses, notably when he mistakes American football for soccer while playing a game and becomes the laughing stock of the college. Philip nonetheless gains the friendship of the captain of the team and gradually adapts to his new environment, discovering American literature through the lectures of a fascinating professor, rock and roll and jazz, among other things. A Southern belle, Sue Ann, falls for his French charm but, unfortunately for her, her love is unrequited and she breaks down nervously as a result. As for Philippe he falls madly in love with April, a beautiful Black domestic worker... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Release Date:

29 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bittersüße Küsse  »

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Box Office


$113,727 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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I loved it!!!
13 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Foreign student is a beautiful film. It's been a long time since i've come away from watching a film feeling 'high' on romance, or with my head in the cloud!! I love watching romantic movies involving interracial couples....it's so refreshing, new, and interesting! I also loved the song played in Foreign student, called 'you turn my life around' but i can't find it anywhere on the internet. Marco looked absolutely handsome and Givens looked beautiful...such a sweet couple...aaaaaaaaaah if i could find a man alike marco's character in Foreign student, or more precisely if he finds me and chases me i would me one happy girl!!! I need a man to sweep me of my feet, to really want me....i think all girls do. I recommend anyone go and see this film because it truly is beautiful and inspires you to find your true love and not to give up hope in finding it because it's out there for everyone!!!!

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