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Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

R | | Comedy | 12 August 1970 (USA)
Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife ... See full summary »

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Cy Howard

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Joseph Bologna (play), Renée Taylor (play) (as Renee Taylor) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bea Arthur ... Bea Vecchio (as Beatrice Arthur)
Bonnie Bedelia ... Susan Henderson
Michael Brandon ... Mike Vecchio
Richard S. Castellano ... Frank Vecchio (as Richard Castellano)
Bob Dishy ... Jerry (as Robert Dishy)
Harry Guardino ... Johnny
Marian Hailey Marian Hailey ... Brenda
Joseph Hindy ... Ritchie Vecchio
Anne Jackson ... Kathy
Diane Keaton ... Joan Vecchio
Cloris Leachman ... Bernice Henderson
Anne Meara ... Wilma
Gig Young ... Hal Henderson
Anthony Holland ... Donaldson
Bob Kaliban Bob Kaliban ... Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife Joan are going through a divorce, which is upsetting his overly devout Catholic mother Beatrice. Also, Susan's father is carrying on an affair and her sex starved older sister Wilma is going through her troubles with her husband Johnny. All this is going on while Mike's best friend Jerry is trying to bed the maid of honor, Susan's cousin Brenda. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amantes y otros extraños See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Anne Meara's husband, Jerry Stiller and daughter, Amy Stiller, make a cameo appearance at the wedding reception. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie, when Gig Young and Cloris Leachman are sitting on the couch with a mirror behind them, you can see a reflection of a crew member in the mirror as he tries to move out of the shot. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Hal Henderson: No gap!
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Connections

Referenced in The Golden Girls: Sisters and Other Strangers (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

For All We Know
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Robb Royer (as Robb Wilson) and Jimmy Griffin (as Arthur James)
Performed by Larry Meredith
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Great Wedding Film
11 September 2006 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest wedding pictures I have ever seen. The film pretty much accurately portrays a lot of the things that go on around the time of a wedding. Things like the mother of either the bride or groom about to suffer a nervous breakdown, one couple on the verge of a divorce while the brother (or sister) is getting married or one of the groomsmen trying to make it with one of the bridesmaids. The writer must have been to a lot of weddings to really come up with this great slice of life comedy.

As for the cast, Bonnie Bedelia and Michael Brandon are perfectly cast as Susan and Mike, who seem to be the only ones that are happy while everyone else isn't. Cloris Leachman (a few months before taking the role of Mary Richard's annoying and overbearing neighbor Phyllis) is also great as Susan's mother, who is oblivious to her husband's philandering. Also, in a very quiet performance, Dianne Keaton makes a solid debut as Mike's soon to be ex-sister-in-law, who show's up even though she know's she has to face her in-law's as well as her estranged husband. However, Bea Arthur (a couple of years before her career defining role as overbearing liberal Maude) steals the show as Mike's overbearing, devoutly Catholic mother. This film is definitely a sleeper.


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