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Oliver's Story (1978)

In this sequel to Love Story (1970), grieving Oliver is being pressured by his in-laws to move on and take part in the family business. He meets a pretty heiress and they start dating, but memories of Jennie come rushing back.

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John Korty

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan O'Neal ... Oliver Barrett IV
Candice Bergen ... Marcie Bonwit
Nicola Pagett ... Joanna Stone
Edward Binns ... Phil Cavilleri
Benson Fong ... John Hsiang
Charles Haid ... Stephen Simpson
Kenneth McMillan ... Jamie Francis
Ray Milland ... Oliver Barrett III
Josef Sommer ... Dr. Dienhart
Sully Boyar Sully Boyar ... Mr. Gentilano
Swoosie Kurtz ... Gwen Simpson
Meg Mundy Meg Mundy ... Mrs. Barrett
Beatrice Winde Beatrice Winde ... Waltereen
Sol Schwade Sol Schwade ... Arlie
Frank Toste ... Father Giamatti (as Father Frank Toste)
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In this sequel to Love Story (1970), grieving Oliver is being pressured by his in-laws to move on and take part in the family business. He meets a pretty heiress and they start dating, but memories of Jennie come rushing back.

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It takes someone very special to help you forget someone very special.

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Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1979 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

La historia de Oliver See more »

Filming Locations:

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Oliver drives to his father's retirement party. It is clearly winter since there are no leaves on the trees. He stays overnight at his father's house. The next morning the scene in the kitchen shows that it is now spring or summer, since there are now leaves on the trees (not evergreens) outside the windows. See more »

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Referenced in Murphy Brown: Signed, Sealed, Delivered (1988) See more »

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Don't even bother with this one
19 March 2000 | by Monika-5See all my reviews

I found Love Story a very touching and endearing film. I have that movie on video and looked forward to renting the sequel, Oliver's Story. A continuation of Oliver's life without his beloved Jenny.

This was an awful movie. Of course, I wasn't expecting it to be as good as the first, especially since Jenny had passed. But I was hoping Oliver could move on and find happiness elsewhere, in love and his professional life. But Ryan O'Neal and Candice Bergen ignite no sparks together and just plain didn't look good together onscreen. The whole film is dark, shallow and depressing. (Warning: The faint of heart should be careful when watching the film's opening scene at Jenny's grave site. Especially if you are up watching it late at night.)

Only Ryan O'Neal and Ray Milland as Oliver's father are back from Love Story, and I was happy to see that both Oliver Barretts had resolved their differences and began to build a genuine father/son relationship. On the other hand, I was EXTREMELY disappointed when it came to Jenny's father Phil. Not only is he played by a different actor, who has a completely different look, Phil's character has changed from a widowed, simple pastry shop owner to a woman hungry bar-hopper who wants Oliver to come to a singles bar with him. (Phil in Love Story would never have done that!)

Chances are, if you loved Love Story, you'll be extremely disappointed in Oliver's Story. The cast tries their best but they cannot overcome the awful script and the flat direction.


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