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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.

Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writer:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali MacGraw ... Jenny
Ryan O'Neal ... Oliver
John Marley ... Phil
Ray Milland ... Oliver Barrett III
Russell Nype Russell Nype ... Dean Thompson
Katharine Balfour Katharine Balfour ... Mrs. Barrett (as Katherine Balfour)
Sydney Walker Sydney Walker ... Dr. Shapeley
Robert Modica Robert Modica ... Dr. Addison
Walker Daniels Walker Daniels ... Oliver's Roommate, Ray
Tommy Lee Jones ... Oliver's Roommate, Hank (as Tom Lee Jones)
John Merensky John Merensky ... Oliver's Roommate, Steve
Andrew Duncan ... Rev. Blauvelt
Charlotte Ford Charlotte Ford ... Clerk
Sudie Bond ... (as Sudi Bond)
Julie Garfield 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Love means never having to say you're sorry

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Historia de amor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$106,400,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,400,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To prepare for their roles, Ryan O'Neal learned to ice skate and Ali MacGraw learned to play the harpsichord. See more »

Goofs

When Jenny and Oliver are eating lunch in front of Harvard Law School, the Skippy peanut bottle suddenly re-positions when a student passes in front of it to display the full name ~48:47. 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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Crazy Credits

The Paramount logo only appears at the end of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Groenten uit Balen (2011) See more »

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Bozo Barret
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Written by Francis Lai
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Not my kind of movie (?)
18 September 2006 | by HemiPowerSee all my reviews

I watched this movie by chance a couple of days ago. Me being a typical action-junkie, I would not intentionally have set out to watch this movie. Although I do enjoy the occasional romantic comedy, the word drama and the fact that the movie is 36 years old would have been enough for me to avoid this one. However, during one late night in front of the TV zapping, I stumbled over the beginning of this movie and got hooked.

I loved the lead characters and above all found the dialogue brilliant. I am not very good at analyzing actor performances and other aspects of the movie but judging from the Academy Award and nominations and the 709 other people that has given this movie a 10/10 rating I would guess that I am not the only one to like the movie.

Finally, I would not have lost any sleep if they had left out the part about "Love means never having to say you're sorry."

Nice Feel-good/Break-your-heart movie.


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