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Inventing the Abbotts (1997)

R | | Drama, Romance | 4 April 1997 (USA)
A light-hearted story of two working-class brothers courting three wealthy and beautiful sisters in a small Illinois town.

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Storyline

Set in the 1950s, Inventing the Abbotts is a dramatic look at the life of two boys from the wrong side of the tracks and their interaction with the three daughters of local aristocrat Lloyd Abbott. The boys, Jacey and Doug Holt, have only three things in common: their family, table tennis and chasing the beautiful Abbott sisters. Their father, a reckless risk-taker, lost his life through a wager with Lloyd Abbott, his then business partner. Written by FMJ_Joker

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When you want it all but can't have it, there's only one way to handle life...invent it. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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4 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Círculo de pasiones  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,301,138 (USA) (4 April 1997)

Gross:

$5,852,547 (USA) (16 May 1997)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Michael Sutton. See more »

Goofs

When in the movie Doug writes on the window "I love you", he writes with the finger on the glass that is covered with steam, and it looks nice, but in fact when it's cold and the windows are covered with steam, the steam is always INSIDE the room, not outside. See more »

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Narrator: The end of my innocence and childhood began in 1957. It is remarkable to me now just how little I knew then about the people around me. It took me years to figure out exactly what the truth was, especially given my brother's knack at inventing facts. My mother once told me that if the Abbotts didn't exist, my brother would have had to invent them.
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Serenade in Blue
Written by Mack Gordon & Harry Warren
Produced by Christopher Brooks
Performed by David Heckendorn
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Excellent, real-to-life drama in Smalltown USA
21 April 2003 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

Don't know why I didn't see of hear of this film back in 1997, but I don't remember any noise about it at all. Excellent screen play with fine characterizations by all actors; absorbing story and a true-to-life story that hits home at any time. The era was well represented by costume and settings; one of those "good little films" that get lost in the shuffle I guess. Bravo to all associated. I'll recommend it!


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