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Same Time, Next Year (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 March 1979 (UK)
A married man and a married woman end up sleeping with each other, and decide to meet at the same place every year on the anniversary of their one night stand. As the years go by, they observe changes in each other and their relationship.

Director:

Robert Mulligan

Writers:

Bernard Slade (based on the stage play by), Bernard Slade (screenplay)
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ellen Burstyn ... Doris
Alan Alda ... George Peters
Ivan Bonar ... Chalmers
Bernie Kuby ... Waiter
Cosmo Sardo ... Second Waiter
David Northcutt David Northcutt ... Pilot #1
William Cantrell William Cantrell ... Pilot #2
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Storyline

A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

They couldn't have celebrated happier anniversaries if they were married to each other. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

On a 2006 interview, Donald Sutherland said he was interested in the leading role and asked to audition but the producers thought he didn't do comedic roles - despite having done several comedies early in his career. See more »

Goofs

The exterior of the cabin set (window and door placement, size, etc) does not match the interior set. See more »

Quotes

George: We'd been to a party and we had a few drinks. So we went to bed and we started making love. And nothing happened. I mean for me. I mean, I... I couldn't... well, you get the picture.
Doris: [nods]
George: I mean it was no big deal. I mean we laughed about it. And then about a half hour later, just as I was going to sleep, Helen turned to me and said, "It's funny. When I married a CPA, I always taught that it would be his eyes that would go first."
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Connections

References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Last Time I Felt Like This
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Johnny Mathis and Jane Olivor
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User Reviews

How about THIS year?
5 July 2003 | by Oldsport57See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies of all time, and when I see it on the TV schedule, I watch it, no matter what time it's on.

1978...that was twenty-five years ago. Wouldn't you LOVE to know what Doris and George have been up to after all these years?

After all, it does fit with the original premise, doesn't it?

Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn are the only necessary actors and they're both still available.

Somebody pick up the ball and run with this!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Same Time, Next Year See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,703,082

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,703,082
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (montage)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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