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Willie & Phil (1980)

Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a decade of two friends who fall in love with the same woman, enjoyably satirising the 70's through the search by the three ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Mazursky

Writer:

Paul Mazursky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ontkean ... Willie Kaufman
Margot Kidder ... Jeannette Sutherland
Ray Sharkey ... Phil D'Amico
Jan Miner ... Mrs. Kaufman
Tom Brennan Tom Brennan ... Mr. Kaufman
Julie Bovasso ... Maria D'Amico
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Salvatore D'Amico
Kathleen Maguire ... Mrs. Sutherland
Kaki Hunter ... Patti Sutherland
Kristine DeBell ... Rena
Alison Cass Shurpin Alison Cass Shurpin ... Zelda Kaufman #4
Christine Varnai Christine Varnai ... Zelda Kaufman #3
Laurence Fishburne ... Wilson (as Laurence Fishburne III)
Walter N. Lowery Walter N. Lowery ... Park Bum
Jerry Hall ... Karen
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Storyline

Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a decade of two friends who fall in love with the same woman, enjoyably satirising the 70's through the search by the three protagonists for their identities and making sharp attacks on cultural signposts of the decade along the way. The film also studies relationships, what its director calls "wanting something permanent yet wanting to be free". Written by Rixer <rixer@radsoft.net>

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Heads it's . . . Willie tails it's Phil. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

When the trio are tripping on acid in the movie theatre, they're watching Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970). See more »

Quotes

Willie Kaufman: Don't be so Italian!
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Connections

References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Picnic Suite
by Claude Bolling
Caid Music
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An unusual and interesting story about love and friendship
9 June 1999 | by dr.sabiSee all my reviews

I very much enjoyed this unusual movie about love and friendship between 3 people (2 men and a woman) in 1970s America. The story is interesting, unusual. Also unusual, the way the narrator leads through the story. It's a funny, emotional, and dramatic story. Although it's a 70s movie with a threesome theme, it's not primarily about sex, drugs, and open relationships (although all three are featured in the movie). It's really about friendship and different forms of love between men and men, and men and women, as well as about finding oneself.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paul Mazurksy's Willie & Phil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,400,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,400,000
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Company Credits

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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