Two disparate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director:

Sydney Pollack

Writer:

Arthur Laurents
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbra Streisand ... Katie Morosky
Robert Redford ... Hubbell Gardiner
Bradford Dillman ... J. J.
Lois Chiles ... Carol Ann
Patrick O'Neal ... George Bissinger
Viveca Lindfors ... Paula Reisner
Allyn Ann McLerie ... Rhea Edwards
Murray Hamilton ... Brooks Carpenter
Herb Edelman ... Bill Verso
Diana Ewing ... Vicki Bissinger
Sally Kirkland ... Pony Dunbar
Marcia Mae Jones ... Peggy Vanderbilt
Don Keefer ... Actor
George Gaynes ... El Morocco Captain
Eric Boles Eric Boles ... Army Corporal
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The often unlikely joint lives of Katie Morosky and Hubbell Gardiner from the late 1930s to the late 1950s is presented, over which time, they are, in no particular order, strangers, acquaintances, friends, best friends, lovers and adversaries. The unlikely nature of their relationship is due to their fundamental differences, where she is Jewish and passionate about her political activism both in political freedoms and Marxism to an extreme where she takes life a little too seriously, while he is the golden boy WASP, being afforded the privileges in life because of his background but who on the most part is able to capitalize on those privileges. Their lives are shown in four general time periods, in chronological order when they attend the same college, their time in New York City during WWII, his life as a Hollywood screenwriter post-war, and his life as a writer for a New York based live television show. It is during college that Hubbell finds his voice in life as a writer, and ... Written by Huggo

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Streisand and Redford together!! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Viveca Lindfors appears in Creepshow (1982). Lois Chiles appears in Creepshow 2 (1987). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Katie walks into a bar with Bill. They agree that Katie will have her usual, Dubonnet on ice. Bill disappears for a moment, then returns with Katie's drink, which has absolutely no ice. See more »

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Katie Morosky Gardner: Your girl is lovely, Hubbell.
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Referenced in Family Ties: It Happened One Night (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Sunny Side of the Street
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Played by the band and Sung by an unidentified female at the El Morocco
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Beautiful movie
22 May 1999 | by West HolSee all my reviews

I think the word for this movie is, gorgeous. Nothing I've seen (I haven't seen a lot, but still) has compared to the chemistry, the depth of feeling, and the realistic portrayal of two opposites both beautiful in their own right. This movie is a testament to the way we were really, how it was beautiful to be decadent and disgusting in the thriving 50's, of the attractive "waspishness" of Ivy leaguers, of politics and war. The movie is not dated either, its quality making it appealing to a whole spectrum of people who would normally not be interested in something this good. I first saw this movie in a history class and to my surprise most of the people in the class loved it, people who would normally go see "Titanic" and rave about it for days. I think that is, if not something else, at least evidence of this movie's depth, quality, feeling, (and although very sentimental) realism. If you enjoy the finer things in life, dim the lights, fix yourself a vodka martini straight up, and watch "The Way We Were".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$45,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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