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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

Writer:

Rex Bromfield
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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:

CAD 140,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Love at First Sight
Performed by Dionne Warwick
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6 September 2003 | by justlikenancySee all my reviews

Dan Aykroyd plays a blind man (Roy) being courted by a woman (Shirley) living with her controlling, unpleasant father: I know this is the 1970s, but Women's Liberation had already been underway & the ERA in the USA had not been quashed yet. Shirley's father won't let her maternal grandmother live in, won't let her work even at some crappy job like McDonald's, wants her to marry his assistant at the gas station he runs despite her antipathy for him, and openly mocks Roy's disability when he comes over for dinner. It is no wonder she & Roy eventually run away together to live in a different city: with a father like that you need a buffer zone. There are cheap laughs in the movie, like Roy attempting to drive, but the best part in my opinion was watching Aykroyd at a younger age, esp. with the mono-brow (was it real or added for humour? What was that stuff about Roy looking like a model?). One last question: the Colonel Sanders cameo and repeated references to KFC--what was that?


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