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More Than Friends (1978)

Matty Perlman and Alan Corkus are old friends. He wants them to be more than friends. Sometimes she does too.


James Burrows (as Jim Burrows)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Reiner ... Alan Corkus
Penny Marshall ... Matty Perlman
Phillip R. Allen Phillip R. Allen ... William Kane
Dabney Coleman ... Joshua 'Josh' Harrington
Fawne Harriman Fawne Harriman ... Beverly
Howard Hesseman ... Avery Salminella
Michael McKean ... Terry Christopher
Claudette Nevins ... Frances Harrington
Joe Pantoliano ... Ralph
Kay Medford ... Gertie
Carl Gottlieb ... Paul J. Micale
Cindy Fisher ... Wind
Marianne Bunch ... Girl at Monastery
Pamela Hayden ... Sky
Kip King ... Lily Pad Pal


Matty and Alan are old friends. Alan wants to be a writer, meanwhile he's a teacher, and wants Matty, a long time friend, to be more than a friend. She doesn't exactly know what she wants, other than being in show business (her mother is less than enthusiastic). Written by Jonathan <jrd@netvision.net.il>

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

20 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

More Than Friends See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on Marshall's and Reiner's courtship See more »


References The King and I (1956) See more »

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A Sweet Little Movie, Worth a Look
21 August 2003 | by djeld13See all my reviews

Why haven't more people seen this movie? It's wonderful. The plot is simple, a couple parting and then getting back together, the uncertainty of their relationship causing trauma. But through the whole film you do not feel that the situation has been over-dramatized; it is what it is, and that's why it's such a rewarding story. Rob Reiner and Penny Marshall made this film before their divorce; you can see the love of that relationship play out on the screen, and in that way, this is a bit of Hollywood history. There are some wonderful cameos, of the more noticeable being Michael McKean in a very early performance outside of "Laverne & Shirley" (he had connections, of course).

This is Rob Reiner and Penny Marshall before parting ways, and this is a truly romantic story that doesn't need to end on a sour note to succeed. If you have an opportunity to see it, don't pass it up.

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