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Foreign Student (1994)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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April
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Philippe Leclerc
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Cal Cate
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Elizabeth 'Sue Ann' Baldridge
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Zachary 'Zach' Gilmore
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Rex Jennings
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Howlin' Wolf (as Charles Dutton)
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Anthony Herrera ...
Coach Mallard
Bob Child ...
Counselor
David Long ...
Mr. Baldridge
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Mrs. Baldridge
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Harrison
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Assistant Coach
Jon Hendricks ...
April's Father
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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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29 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bittersüße Küsse  »

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$113,727 (USA)
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Great Movie
6 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this movie and thought it was great. I was moved to tears. I just loved the way you can almost FEEL the love and tension between the characters. The movie is both funny and touching. It's a great love story. I also thought the main Character, Phillipe, is very good looking which adds to the appeal.I REALLY DID feel a connection with the characters and I recommend it.


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