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Endless Love (1981)

A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by parental disapproval, circumstance and accident.

Director:

Franco Zeffirelli

Writers:

Scott Spencer (novel), Judith Rascoe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Shields ... Jade Butterfield
Martin Hewitt ... David Axelrod
Shirley Knight ... Ann Butterfield
Don Murray ... Hugh Butterfield
Richard Kiley ... Arthur Axelrod
Beatrice Straight ... Rose Axelrod
James Spader ... Keith Butterfield (as Jimmy Spader)
Ian Ziering ... Sammy Butterfield
Robert Moore Robert Moore ... Dr. Miller
Penelope Milford ... Ingrid Orchester
Jan Miner 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

Two young teenagers, Jade Butterfield and David Axelrod, fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for Jade's bohemian parents. Her parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent to a mental hospital. This doesn't stop him from seeing her. When he gets out, he goes to look for her and remains in love with her. But in the end, the passion for his first love is too strong and she has to leave or this love will kill both of them. Written by Jonathan Catt <jcatt@execpc.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She is 15. He is 17. The love every parent fears.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor eterno See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,163,623, 19 July 1981, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,184,024

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,492,674
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the lovemaking scene, director Franco Zeffirelli squeezed Brooke Shields' big toe off camera to provoke a reaction that would look like an orgasm. 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

Jade Butterfield: It was a once in a lifetime thing, David. I know that! And it came in a time when we were too young to handle it. That was the terrible part.
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Soundtracks

I Was Made For Lovin' You
Performed by KISS (as Kiss)
Written by Paul Stanley / Vini Poncia / Desmond Child
Kiss Songs (ASCAP) / Mad Vincent Music (BMI)
Kiss courtesy of Casablanca Records
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This movie gave me my first lesson in Love
28 December 1999 | by scoobyg69See all my reviews

I was just a young teenager when I snuck into the theater to see this one. This was the first "Love Story" I really ever watched, and I was touched. I was snatched away into the world of Jade and David, and seduced by the emotion and feelings. By the end, when the movie reaches it's climax, I was in tears. My heart was breaking for each of the charactors. Yes, I was young and emotional, but this movie made an impression on me and gave me my first lesson in Love. I snuck in two more times, just to feel those tears again. I Loved it!


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