Oliver's Story ()

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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... See more »


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Oliver Barrett IV
Marcie Bonwit
Joanna Stone
Phil Cavilleri
John Hsiang
Stephen Simpson
Jamie Francis
Oliver Barrett III
Dr. Dienhart
Mr. Gentilano
Gwen Simpson
Mrs. Barrett
Beatrice Winde ...
Sol Schwade ...
Father Giamatti (as Father Frank Toste)
Cynthia McPherson ...
Cleaning Woman
Louis Turenne ...
Waiter at LaCremaillere
Victor Gil De LaMadrid ...
Newscaster (as Victor Gil de LaMadrid)
1st Girl in Bar
2nd Girl in Bar
Communist Activist (as Jose L. Torres)
Miguel Loperena ...
Community Activist
Sarah Beach ...
Community Activist
Wilfredo Hernández ...
Community Activist (as Wilfredo Hernandez)
Dora Collazo-Levy ...
Community Activist
Herbie Braha ...
Butler (voice) (as Herb Braha)
Bus Terminal Announcer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald Warnock ...
Harvard Law School Student (uncredited)

Directed by

John Korty

Written by

Erich Segal ... (novel)
Erich Segal ... (screenplay) and
John Korty ... (screenplay)

Produced by

David V. Picker ... producer

Music by

Lee Holdridge

Cinematography by

Arthur J. Ornitz ... (as Arthur Ornitz)

Film Editing by

Stuart H. Pappé

Casting By

Juliet Taylor

Art Direction by

Robert Gundlach

Set Decoration by

Philip Smith ... (as Phil Smith)

Costume Design by

Peggy Farrell

Makeup Department

Fern Buchner ... makeup artist
Romaine Greene ... hair stylist (as Romaine Green)

Production Management

Paul Ganapoler ... unit manager
Richard McWhorter ... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. ... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Mel Howard ... assistant director
Candace Suerstedt ... second assistant director (as Candy Suerstedt)

Art Department

Walter Stocklin ... property master (as Wally Stocklin)

Sound Department

William M. Andrews ... sound effects editor (as Bill Andrews)
Jack C. Jacobson ... sound mixer (as Jack C. Jacobsen)
Alan Robert Murray ... sound effects editor (as Alan Murray)
George Watters II ... sound effects editor
John Wilkinson ... re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)
Arthur Bloom ... boom operator (uncredited)
James Perdue ... sound recordist (uncredited)


Steve James ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Louis Cappeta ... key grip (as Lou Capetto)
Gene Engels ... gaffer
Brian Hamill ... still photographer
Donald Sweeney ... camera operator (as Don Sweeney)
Joseph Di Pasquale ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Chris Hayes ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Music Department

Francis Lai ... composer: Oliver's Theme
Milton Lustig ... music editor

Other crew

Miguel Algarín ... community liaison (as Miguel Algarin)
Adeline Leonard Seakwood ... production office coordinator (as Adeline Leonard)
Don Petrie ... production auditor
Renata Stoia ... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Special Effects

  • EFX (optical effects)

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Plot Summary

It's been eighteen months since lawyer Oliver Barrett IV's wife, Jenny Barrett née Cavilleri, his college sweetheart and the love of his life, died at age twenty-five from leukemia. To cope, Oliver has immersed himself in work, especially in a pet project to assist low income tenants in a lower east side Manhattan housing project take control of the building's renovation by investing their "sweat" as equity, but has otherwise retreated from the world. Those that love him, including Jenny's father, Phil Cavilleri, want him to move on emotionally from Jenny's death to be able to open himself up to love again. A secret set-up by some friends shows Oliver that he at least has to address his emotional distress by regular therapy sessions. In doing so, he is able to approach a woman to who he is attracted, divorced Marcie Nash, an employee at upscale Bonwit Teller. Both Oliver and Marcie are cautious in opening up fully about their lives, Oliver about Jenny, and Marcie about the fact that she works professionally under her maiden name "Bonwit", her current role in the company not as an "employee" per se, but being a Board member. These issues may place hurdles in their relationship in the memory of Jenny coloring how he deals with Marcie as a girlfriend, and their similar socio-economic background - as opposed to Jenny who came from a working class background - placing certain expectations, at least on her part, in the relationship. In this relationship, Oliver may also get a better understanding of what has always been his stiff and strained relationship with his father, Oliver Barrett III, on the eve of his retirement from the family's textile business. Written by Huggo

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Taglines It takes someone very special to help you forget someone very special. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Historia de Oliver (Spain)
  • A História de Oliver (Brazil)
  • Oliver' s Story (Denmark)
  • Zoku aru ai no shi (Japan)
  • L'histoire d'Olivier (Canada, French title)
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  • 91 min
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Trivia The hotel in Hong Kong is the same exterior used in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Force 10 from Navarone, Moment By Moment, Superman, Oliver's Story, King of the Gypsies (1978). See more »

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