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Love Story (1970)

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A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jenny
... Oliver
... Phil
... Oliver Barrett III
Russell Nype ... Dean Thompson
Katharine Balfour ... Mrs. Barrett (as Katherine Balfour)
Sydney Walker ... Dr. Shapeley
Robert Modica ... Dr. Addison
Walker Daniels ... Oliver's Roommate, Ray
... Oliver's Roommate, Hank (as Tom Lee Jones)
John Merensky ... Oliver's Roommate, Steve
... Rev. Blauvelt
Charlotte Ford ... Clerk
... (as Sudi Bond)
Julie Garfield ... Bystander at Harpsichord Concerto
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Storyline

Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver's wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail. Oliver and Jenny continue to build their life together. Relying only on each other, they believe love can fix anything. But fate has other plans. Soon, what began as a brutally honest friendship becomes the love story of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Love means never having to say you're sorry

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and a love scene | See all certifications »

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16 December 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Historia de amor  »

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Box Office

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$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$106,400,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,400,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The crew dubbed Ali MacGraw "Bucky Beaver" because of her tilted teeth. See more »

Goofs

When Jenny phones Oliver's dad to decline the birthday invitation, Oliver is wearing a different pair of jeans than he is wearing in the next shot when he runs in the streets looking for her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Oliver Barrett IV: What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant? That she loved Mozart and Bach, the Beatles, and me?
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The Paramount logo only appears at the end of the film. See more »

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Referenced in Chasing Life: Bottle of Secrets (2015) See more »

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Silent Night
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Written by Franz Gruber (uncredited) and Joseph Mohr
Performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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I'm not in Love with this Story
5 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was dragged to this movie by my sorority friends when it opened in the theatres. I squirmed in my seat through the movie. Thank god for raisinettes. I kept expecting it to go somewhere, and then it ended and I stood up and said, "What the hell was that?" This script and direction of this movie, along with over the top acting, could not be saved not matter how much schmaltzy piano music you jammed into it. The plot line was the usual plot line of the rich boy loves a girl from the other side of the tracks and only their love will make it work. No, not even killing off Ali McGraw at the end could give this piece of dreck any credibility.

Utter crap from beginning to end.


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