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The Day the Loving Stopped (1981)

A teen reacts to her parents' divorce along with her older sister who is about to be married.


Daniel Mann


Liz Coe, Julue Autumn List (book)




Complete credited cast:
Dominique Dunne ... Judy Danner
Valerie Harper ... Norma Danner
Dennis Weaver ... Aaron Danner
Sam Groom ... Bryan Forma
James Canning ... Danny Reynolds
Ally Sheedy ... Debbie Danner
Francoise Noel Francoise Noel ... Young Judy
Stacey Glick ... Young Debbie
Arlene Martel ... Laura (as Tasha Martell)
Loraine Wallace Loraine Wallace ... Diane Reynolds
Warren Stanhope ... Ed Reynolds
Debbie Hines Debbie Hines ... Cathy
Kristen Curry ... Nancy
Alexis Udinotti Alexis Udinotti ... Young Nancy


A teen reacts to her parents' divorce along with her older sister who is about to be married.

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All about Dominique!
13 March 2005 | by HeartMongerSee all my reviews

What a pleasure! Back in the early 80's and so forth till about the early 90's, made for television films were produced like theatrical films, but had morals to be seen. They were no where near as cheesy and soapy as the many thousands of television films that are made today. This film follows Judy Danner(Dominique Dunne) as she approaches her wedding day, and all the fears in between. Her parents have been divorced for awhile now, so she is afraid she will end up like them...what happens when the loving stops?

A lot of touching moments here, especially with Dunne's fine performance in the lead, helped by her co stars. Ally Sheedy pales next to Dunne's expertise. The rest of the cast is fine as well.

Marriage is a commitment, that is what this film is saying, that people should get married because they want to, not because they have to. And shucks, who wouldn't want to marry Dominique Dunne? More than anyone can say for the thousands of stupid lifetime original movies that are made today. The Lee Holderidge score is also worth mentioning, as the theme song sounds like a poem, a vast advance for films of this kind of budget.

Give it a try, if you can find it!

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16 October 1981 (USA) See more »

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Am Ende des Weges See more »

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