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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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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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Anniversaries should be spent with the one you love... Even if you aren't married to them. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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

When Doris is in labor and is in the bathroom, she gives her doctor's phone number to George. A boom mic is visible for about 15 seconds. See more »

Quotes

George: When I touched you just now, I started to get excited. What kind of a pervert am I? Staring at a 200 pound pregnant woman, and I'm getting hot!
Doris: Well, I'll tell you something. That is about the nicest thing that anybody's said to me in months.
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Connections

Remade as Same Time, Next Year 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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One of the best romance movies, and funny too
12 January 1999 | by ZrineSee all my reviews

I accidentally stumbled across this movie on Slovenian TV a couple of years ago and could not stop watching. The idea is so simple, yet so original, and Alan Alda is just hilarious, as always. It is interesting how the decades and history reflect on main characters, as well as their own maturing and growing old process. A must see! It really is much more than your typical romantic comedy.


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