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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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About two friends who meet on the same weekend each year.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ellen Burstyn ... Doris
Alan Alda ... George Peters
Ivan Bonar Ivan Bonar ... Chalmers
Bernie Kuby 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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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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El año que viene a la misma hora See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,703,082
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (montage)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The actual full title of Bernard Slade's play features a subtitle, it states, "Same Time, Next Year: A Romantic Comedy". "Romantic Comedy" is also the name of another Slade play, it also has been filmed [See: Romantic Comedy (1983)]. See more »

Goofs

In the 1966 sequence, George refers to voting for Barry Goldwater, because his son has just died in Vietnam and says that they had received the news at the most recent 4th of July sometime in the last few months. Goldwater was a Presidential candidate in 1964 - two years before. He would have voted for Goldwater two years before his son died. See more »

Quotes

Doris: [after nearly getting caught by the in-keeper] Oh, good, he didn't ask about the girdle.
George: What?
Doris: The girdle!
George: [looks down, notices her girdle poking out of his pocket] Oh, great! Now he probably thinks I'm a homo!
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Connections

References The Seven Year Itch (1955) 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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A Timeless Film, never outdated always one for the romantics
11 April 2004 | by jyates-2See all my reviews

I'm an old romantic, and the thought that something like this could happen to me fills me with emotion. Most men would say that this is a chick flick and not give it a second look, but if they would take the time and watch it through they would see more than just a little of their own fantasies wrapped up in this package. The movie is full of some very powerfully emotive scenes, and as masculine as I like to think I am it has me on the verge of tears more than once. A wonderful movie with two great actors, can't wait for the DVD my tape is getting thin.


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