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Bobby Deerfield (1977)

Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.

Director:

Sydney Pollack

Writers:

Alvin Sargent (screenplay), Erich Maria Remarque (novel)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Bobby
Marthe Keller ... Lillian
Anny Duperey ... Lydia
Walter McGinn ... The Brother
Van Doude ... The Flutist
Gérard Hernandez Gérard Hernandez ... Carlos Del Montanaro
Stephan Meldegg Stephan Meldegg ... Karl Holtzmann
Norm Nielsen Norm Nielsen ... The Magician (as Norm Nielson)
Romolo Valli ... Uncle Luigi
Jaime Sánchez ... Delvecchio (as Jaime Sanchez)
Mickey Knox ... Tourist
Dorothy James Dorothy James ... Tourist
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Priest In The Garden
Monique Lejeune Monique Lejeune ... Catherine Modave
Steve Gadler Steve Gadler ... Bertrand Modave
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Storyline

Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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He had to meet her - to find himself! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

While in Monte Carlo shooting background shots and second unit photography of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, director Sydney Pollack and the production were the special guests of the Prince and Princess of Monaco. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bobby Deerfield: She sailed at the dawning...
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Alternate Versions

25 minutes of the film were cut for the network TV showings; premium movie channels (such as Cinemax) show the complete 124 min version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in El rediezcubrimiento de México (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Boo-Hoo!
Music by Carmen Lombardo and John Jacob Loeb
Words by Edward Heyman
Sung by Al Pacino and Marthe Keller
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User Reviews

This movie is somewhat different to a regular Pacino movie
30 March 2001 | by kryan-1See all my reviews

This movie is hard to locate and seems to be a true lost gem. Both Al Pacino and Marthe Keller are true hedonists who fall in love. But there's more. Keller is dying of cancer and Pacino is a racing driver who lives for the adrenalin buzz of speed and excitement. Both get to realise the reason behind their own "Live for today" motivations. Keller is the society girl who falls in love with Pacino and their manic lifestyles compensate one another. A very poignant and truly touching movie which will bring a lump to your throat.


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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 November 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bobby Deerfield See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,300,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,300,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (DVD version)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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