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Writers (WGA):
A.R. Gurney (play)
A.R. Gurney (teleplay)
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Release Date:
12 April 1999 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Steven Weber ... Andrew Ladd

Laura Linney ... Melissa Gardner Cobb

Kirsten Storms ... Teenaged Melissa
Tim Redwine ... Teenaged Andrew
Isabella Fink ... Melissa - Age 7

Stephen Joffe ... Andy - Age 7
Chas Lawther ... Harry
Patrick Galligan ... Charlie Jenkins
Jackie Richardson ... Ella

Emily Hampshire ... Gretchen Lascelles
Eve Conroy ... Miss Conroy
Marcia Diamond ... Kitty Walpole
June Whitman ... Mrs. Pommeroy

Aaron Ashmore ... Bob Bartram
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Anselmo ... (uncredited)
Pixie Bigelow ... Woman in park (uncredited)

David Christo ... Sam (uncredited)

Mandy Lee Jones ... Christmas Party Guest (uncredited)

David Tompa ... Brother Billy (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Donen 
Writing credits
A.R. Gurney (play "Love Letters")

A.R. Gurney (teleplay)

Produced by
Howard P. Alston .... associate producer (as Howard Alston)
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer
Martin Starger .... executive producer
Original Music by
Lee Holdridge 
Cinematography by
Mike Fash (director of photography) (as Michael Fash)
Film Editing by
Robert M. Reitano  (as Robert Reitano)
Philip Weisman 
Casting by
Gary M. Zuckerbrod 
Production Design by
Dan Yarhi 
Art Direction by
Elis Lam 
Set Decoration by
Steve Shewchuk  (as Steve Schewchuk)
Costume Design by
Vicki Graef 
Makeup Department
David R. Beecroft .... hair stylist (as David Beecroft)
Christine Hart .... head makeup artist
Anne Morgan .... hair stylist: Laura Linney
Production Management
Chris Danton .... unit production manager (as Christopher Danton)
Karen Frankel .... post supervisor
Karen Thornton .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Myron Hoffert .... first assistant director
Nancy Hughes .... second assistant director
Effy Papadopoulos .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Bill Harman .... construction coordinator (as Bill Harmon)
Jeffrey A. Melvin .... property master (as Jeff Melvin)
Ian Nelmes .... scenic artist
John Davis .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Jae Pak .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Clive Thomasson .... co-decorator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Owen Langevin .... production sound mixer
Joe Melody .... sound supervisor
Jim Fitzpatrick .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Erika Schengili-Roberts .... boom operator (uncredited)
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Bryan Thomas .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Boucher .... focus puller
Steve Ferrier .... chief set electrician (as Steven Ferrier)
John Hobson .... camera operator
Brad Hruboska .... b camera steadicam
Robert Johnson .... first company grip
Michael DiIeso .... rigger (uncredited)
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer (uncredited)
Stephen Spurrell .... best boy (uncredited)
Casting Department
Tina Gerussi .... casting: Toronto
Donna Dupere .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mia Sturup .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Irene Kassow .... assistant editor
Location Management
Will Hoddinott .... location manager
Ron Gwynne .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Stan Jones .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jazz Helie .... transportation coordinator
Brian Travers .... transportation captain
Other crew
Nora L. Ferris .... insurance broker
Rose Lister .... first assistant accountant
Blanche McDermaid .... script supervisor (as Blanche Medermaid)
Lesley Myers .... production coordinator (as Lesley R. Myers)
Heather Shaw .... production accountant
Kristie Breslin .... executive assistant to executive producer: Leonard Goldberg (uncredited)

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Israel:85 min | USA:100 min
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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 »
Movie Connections:
References "60 Minutes" (1968)See more »


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2 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Not worth it, 15 June 2005
Author: marenuts from United States

This movie isn't that great kids, not even if you love sappy romantic movies. Why? Because it isn't romantic, just sappy. The entire plot was, to me, incredibly frustrating, because it all revolves around two people too selfish to admit they love each other, yet both have the time and patience to write letters to one another for their entire lives. The acting struggles, although it's not horrible when one thinks of the plot they have to work with. Anyway, their lives where unbelievable, not as in amazing, but as in "no way! that's lame," and not as in I have no imagination or cannot handle fiction, but as in, this movie's trying to be real, and this really is silly. Anyway, the simplicity of the shots and the fact that it feels like we're watching a play is about the only thing that saves this movie from being totally lame. However, there was potential in a story/movie/play like this and it disappoints me that the potential was left alone. Anyway, this is just my meager opinion and frankly, why would anybody care what I think?

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