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Endless Love (1981)

R | | Drama, Romance | 17 July 1981 (USA)
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A high-school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by parental disapproval, circumstance, and accident; he burns down her family's house and is committed to a psychiatric hospital.

Director:

Franco Zeffirelli

Writers:

Scott Spencer (based on the novel by), Judith Rascoe (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Shields ... Jade
Martin Hewitt ... David
Shirley Knight ... Ann
Don Murray ... Hugh
Richard Kiley ... Arthur
Beatrice Straight ... Rose
James Spader ... Keith (as Jimmy Spader)
Ian Ziering ... Sammy
Robert Moore Robert Moore ... Dr. Miller
Penelope Milford ... Ingrid
Jan Miner ... Mrs. Switzer
Salem Ludwig Salem Ludwig ... Mr. Switzer
Leon B. Stevens Leon B. Stevens ... Judge
Vida Wright Vida Wright ... Sonia
Jeffrey Marcus ... Leonard (as Jeff Marcus)
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Storyline

David and Jade are high-school sweethearts and happy in love. But when Jades grades starts to drop her father forbid the young couple to see each other. Mad with frustration and desire David tries to reverse the decision, with catastrophic results. Written by deranders

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She is 15. He is 17. The love every parent fears. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Jamie Gertz and James Spader would later appear in Less Then Zero (1989) See more »

Goofs

At night, as David is starting the fire, when the wind in the trees is shown, day-for-night filming fails to hide that the sunny blue sky can clearly be seen through the foliage. See more »

Quotes

Hugh Butterfield: [finds Jade with a pill bottle] What are you doing? Give me that!
Jade Butterfield: No! No!
Hugh Butterfield: Give me that! Open your hand, damn it! Jesus Christ, I don't believe this!
Jade Butterfield: [whining] I can't sleep.
Hugh Butterfield: You don't fool around with these things!
Jade Butterfield: [whining louder] I can't sleep!
Hugh Butterfield: Neither can anybody else in this house!
Ann Butterfield: [Jade sobs, she comes running in] Hugh, for heaven's sake!
Hugh Butterfield: She comes in here, and helps herself to these pills.
Jade Butterfield: I needed something to sleep!
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Dreamin'
Performed by Cliff Richard
Written by Alan Tarney / Leo Sayer
Rare Blue Music (ASCAP) / ATV Music (BMI) / Long Manor Ltd. (PRS)
Cliff Richard Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Nothing but crap!
17 June 2002 | by brianbradySee all my reviews

There is one reason and one reason only to see this film: if you want to see a very _young_ Brooke Shields naked. If you're into that kind of thing, go for it. Otherwise don't waste your time or money.

The acting sucks, the writing sucks, even the lighting sucks (all of the scenes are dark no matter what time of day it was). Who cares if Tom Cruise played a bit part in it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Endless Love See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,163,623, 19 July 1981

Gross USA:

$31,184,024

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,492,674
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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