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Love at First Sight (1977)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | March 1978 (USA)
A young woman named Shirley befriends a lonely blind man named Roy. Together, they find love - even though Shirley's father opposes the relationship.

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Rex Bromfield

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Rex Bromfield
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Ann McDonald ... Shirley
Dan Aykroyd ... Roy
Jane Mallett Jane Mallett ... Grandma
George Murray George Murray ... Frank
Barry Morse ... William
Mignon Elkins Mignon Elkins ... Edna
Grace Lewis Grace Lewis ... Madame Zamboni
Allan Anderson Allan Anderson ... Revival leader
Grant Cowan ... Stutterer
Fred Booker Fred Booker ... Old man (Teddy)
Jack Mather Jack Mather ... Roy's dad
Leslie Carlson ... Stu (as Les Carlson)
Lillian Graham Lillian Graham ... Lady neighbor
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Auditor
Beth Amos Beth Amos ... Motel lady
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A young woman named Shirley befriends a lonely blind man named Roy. Together, they find love - even though Shirley's father opposes the relationship.

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Who said love is blind?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

At First Sight See more »

Filming Locations:

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD140,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A cheap DVD release of this film had a different song and intro. See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Believe In Love At First Sight
Performed by Dionne Warwick
Warner Brothers Records and Tapes Inc.
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LAFS is a genuinely funny and warm love story, low budget, but sweet.
18 November 1998 | by Chuck-78See all my reviews

"Love at First Sight" is Dan Aykroyd's first film, and although low budget, it's funny, funny, funny.

Don't let the grimey run-down appearance of the film and its location scare you off. Set in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the early 1970's, LAFS is the story of Roy, a 20-something blind man who falls unexpectedly in love with Shirley, an unemployed young woman in search of a love and a future.

Shirley's father however, has different plans for his daughter. Believing that Roy is an unfit match for Shirley, he forbids the two from seeing one another ever again. With some surprise financial assistance from Shirley's grandmother, Shirley and Roy soon elope together to Niagara Falls, where they open a successful restaurant and live happily ever after.

LAFS is quirkey, well written and the characters are hilarious. Shirley's bigoted, beer guzzling dumb Canuck of a father is alone worth the price of admission.

Also, keep your eye out for all sorts of funny little details going on in the background, and just try to note all of the somewhat puzzling KFC references in the film (including a cameo by Col. Sanders himself).

LAFS is a sweetheart of a film, and it also contains one of my favourite (and strangest) movie lines ever: "Go ahead Shirley, touch the janitor's genitals."


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