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Players (1979)

A rising tennis star falls for an older woman engaged with a wealthy man she doesn't love. Will he become the next John McEnroe? Will she choose love over financial security?

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Anthony Harvey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali MacGraw ... Nicole
Dean Paul Martin ... Chris (as Dean-Paul Martin)
Maximilian Schell ... Marco
Pancho González ... Himself (as Pancho Gonzalez)
Steve Guttenberg ... Rusty (as Steven Guttenberg)
Melissa Prophet Melissa Prophet ... Ann
Guillermo Vilas Guillermo Vilas ... Himself
Ion Tiriac Ion Tiriac ... Himself
Dan Maskell Dan Maskell ... Himself - Wimbledon BBC Tennis Commentator
John McEnroe ... Himself
Ilie Nastase Ilie Nastase ... Himself
Tom Gullikson Tom Gullikson ... Himself
John Lloyd John Lloyd ... Himself
Dennis Ralston Dennis Ralston ... Himself (as Denis Ralston)
Vijay Amritraj ... Himself
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Storyline

A rising tennis star falls for an older woman engaged with a wealthy man she doesn't love. Will he become the next John McEnroe? Will she choose love over financial security?

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Spiel mit der Liebe See more »

Filming Locations:

Wimbledon, London, England, UK

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vijay Amritraj: The tennis pro as himself. This was Amritraj's movie debut. See more »

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ABC edited 25 minutes from this film for its 1984 network television premiere. See more »

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Great movie well acted
22 October 2017 | by tonyyywSee all my reviews

This is a great movie so don't listen to the negative rubbish spouted by the previous posters. Its a love story and very authentic in its presentation. The tennis scenes are excellent and so is Dean Paul Martin. So if you want to see a soppy love film about tennis then this is well worth a watch. Obviously a bit dated now but well worth watching.


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