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A Little Romance (1979)

A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who go to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius, who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt... See full summary »

Director:

George Roy Hill

Writers:

Allan Burns (screenplay), Claude Klotz (novel) (as Patrick Cauvin)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Olivier ... Julius
Diane Lane ... Lauren
Thelonious Bernard Thelonious Bernard ... Daniel
Arthur Hill ... Richard King
Sally Kellerman ... Kay King
Broderick Crawford ... Brod
David Dukes ... George de Marco
Andrew Duncan ... Bob Duryea
Claudette Sutherland Claudette Sutherland ... Janet Duryea
Graham Fletcher-Cook ... Londet
Ashby Semple Ashby Semple ... Natalie
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ... Michel Michon
Jacques Maury Jacques Maury ... Inspector Leclerc
Anna Massey ... Ms. Siegel
Peter Maloney ... Martin
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Storyline

A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who go to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius, who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt to ensure the teens' love forever, the three journey to Venice. Written by Felicia H. Berke <feberke@vassar.edu>

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

27 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un pequeño romance See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was shot in sequence. See more »

Goofs

Around minute 51 when on the Champs-Elysees a pedestrian makes an obscene gesture to the camera. They should've noticed this and re-shot on the spot. See more »

Quotes

Lauren King: [on phone] Natalie? Lauren. What happened in school today?
Natalie Woodstein, Lauren's dorky friend: We were playing mixed soccer with the boys, Billy and another boy were choosing girls to be on their team. Can you imagine how nervous I was?
Lauren King: Natalie, he's your cousin!
Natalie Woodstein, Lauren's dorky friend: Second cousin. The kids don't come out funny or anything, I checked.
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delightful movie
11 February 2006 | by mtvernonandfairwaySee all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1979. I loved it then and it has not lost any of it's magic 37 years later. Lane and Bernard are sweet and captivating and of course Sir Laurence Olivier gives another wonderful performance in his long distinguished career. Like many who saw this movie so many years ago, I often wondered what ever became of the young actor who portrayed Daniel. Apparently he decided that acting was not a profession he would continue to pursue as I have recently discovered, ashame that he did'nt do more. The award winning score to this movie by Georges DeLarue is probably the movies greatest triumph, for without it the story may not have come across with quite the power that it did. This movie is a real blessing!


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