Love Letters (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  12 April 1999 (USA)
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An ambitious U.S. Senator reflects back on his life after the death of a woman whom he loved and kept in contact with only through correspondence. The movie is told in flashbacks as the two... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Teenaged Melissa
Tim Redwine ...
Teenaged Andrew
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Patrick Galligan ...
Charlie Jenkins
Jackie Richardson ...
Gretchen Lascelles
Eve Conroy ...
Miss Conroy
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Kitty Walpole
June Whitman ...
Mrs. Pommeroy
Bob Bartram


An ambitious U.S. Senator reflects back on his life after the death of a woman whom he loved and kept in contact with only through correspondence. The movie is told in flashbacks as the two first meet as children and begin their lifelong correspondence. He grows into his political aspirations and leaves her behind, as she becomes a struggling artist. While he is successful, she has a rocky life. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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12 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Cartas de Amor  »

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The original Broadway production of "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney opened at the Edison Theater on October 31, 1989 and ran for 96 performances. The play was nominated for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. See more »


References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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11 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was so intriguing from the moment I began to watch it, as I lay in bed trying to fall asleep, that I could not close my eyes. The method used in telling this story was new and unusual and it grabbed me from the start, and I could not turn it off. I was captivated. I wanted to see how it all came about and where it would end. I began to wonder how many others would relate to this story especially with the advent of email letters. I know there are those who live by and are attached to another's consistent words. It certainly hit home to me as to how a love can be so far removed from our own daily life, and how easy we can eliminate those you probably should have loved. Who would have thought such diverse emotions would have accompanied this movie. I have always enjoyed Laura Linney, but this movie made her a favorite for me, as well as Steven Weber. Their acting was superb. To me the movie was intense, very touching, and so eloquently done that I did not want it to end.

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