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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)
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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 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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Who is Bobby Deerfield? No one really knew. Not the crowds who cheered him. Not the women who made love to him. Not the family who reached out to him. No one until now. No one until her. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 November 1977 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Momento, Uma Vida See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$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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Trivia

Al Pacino didn't know how to drive a car prior to this film. He had to take driving lessons before he was able to drive in the race car scenes. 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 Circus of the Stars #2 (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Red Sails In The Sunset
Music by Will Grosz (as Hugh Williams)
Words by Jimmy Kennedy
Sung by Al Pacino
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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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