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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 psychiatric hospital.

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Jade
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David
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Ann
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Hugh
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Arthur
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Rose
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Keith (as Jimmy Spader)
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Sammy
Robert Moore ...
Dr. Miller
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Ingrid
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Mrs. Switzer
Salem Ludwig ...
Mr. Switzer
Leon B. Stevens ...
Judge
Vida Wright ...
Sonia
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Leonard (as Jeff Marcus)
Patrick Taylor ...
Bob Clark
Jamie Bernstein ...
Susan
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Billy
Jeffrey B. Versalle ...
Stuart
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Patty
Maria Todd ...
Girlfriend
Douglas Alan-Mann ...
Teacher in Planetarium
Steve Calicchio ...
Weaver
Rob Kahn ...
Gene (as Robert Kahn)
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Jeremy
Scott Cushman ...
Gabe
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Walter
Barry Pruitt ...
Police Officer
Amy Whitman ...
Stenographer
Kenneth Cory ...
Doctor at Rockville
Nole Cohen ...
Doctor at Rockville
Teri Shields ...
Nurse
Sylvia Short ...
Nurse
Ethelmae Mason ...
Nurse
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Nurse
Joan Glasco ...
Nurse
Jane Fleiss ...
Patient
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Patient (as Mark Hopson Arnold)
Kathy Bernard ...
Patient
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Patient
Arthur Epstein ...
Patient
Leonard H. Pass ...
Patient
Lawrence Sellars ...
Patient
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Patient
Gilbert Stafford ...
Attendant
Marvin Foster ...
Attendant
Millidge Mosley ...
Louis
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Passerby
Willie Wenger ...
Waitress
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Hotel Manager
Ruth Last ...
Hotel Resident
George Kyle ...
Chicago Cop
Lee Kimball ...
Bob
Martin Pinckney ...
Martin
Duffy Piccini ...
Duffy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Adamson ...
Guru (uncredited)
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Vocalist (uncredited)
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New York Cop (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
Richard Wiese ...
Dream Lover (uncredited)

Directed by

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Franco Zeffirelli

Written by

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Scott Spencer ... (novel)
 
Judith Rascoe ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Keith Barish ... executive producer
Dyson Lovell ... producer

Music by

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Jonathan Tunick

Cinematography by

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David Watkin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael J. Sheridan

Editorial Department

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Stephen Mark ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Julie Hughes
Barry Moss

Production Design by

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Ed Wittstein

Art Direction by

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Edward Pisoni ... (as Ed Pisoni)

Set Decoration by

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Alan Hicks

Costume Design by

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Kristi Zea

Makeup Department

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Joseph Coscia ... hair stylist
Allen Weisinger ... makeup artist

Production Management

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David Golden ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Henry Bronchtein ... key second assistant director
Robert V. Girolami ... first assistant director (as Bob Girolami)
Harvey Portee ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Ed Larkin ... construction grip
Herbert F. Mulligan ... set dresser (as Herb Mulligan)
Ron Petagna ... chief carpenter
Jimmy Raitt ... property master
Anthony Rappa ... scenic artist
Elinor Shanbaum ... scenic artist
Frank Didio ... head carpenter (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Carl Landi ... carpenter (uncredited)
John Peter Melendez ... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert Topol ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Robert L. Harman ... sound mixer
Jack C. Jacobsen ... sound
Marvin I. Kosberg ... dialogue editor
Gilbert D. Marchant ... sound editor
William L. McCaughey ... sound mixer
Howard S. Wollman ... sound mixer
Robert Nichols II ... sound recordist (uncredited)
James Perdue ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Daniel Rosenblum ... boom operator (uncredited)
Gary Shepherd ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Connie Brink ... special effects
Bill Traynor ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Lisa Cain ... stunt performer
Victor Magnotta ... stunt coordinator (as Vic Magnotta)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Peter Garbarini ... camera operator
Larry Gianneschi III ... additional camera operator
Kenneth Goss ... key grip
David Greene ... second assistant camera
Vincent Guarriello ... dolly grip (as Vinnie Guarriello)
Dick Mingalone ... camera operator (as Richard Mingalone)
Frank Schulz ... chief gaffer
Lance Shepherd ... electrician
Josh Weiner ... still photographer
Ron Zarilla ... first assistant camera
Tom Volpe ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Sally Dennison ... casting: California
Riccardo Bertoni ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Al Craine ... costumer: men (as Alfred Craine)
Beverly Cycon ... costumer: women
Ellen Mirojnick ... assistant to costume designer
Guy Tanno ... wardrober (uncredited)

Location Management

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Kyle McCarthy ... location manager
Kathleen McGill ... location auditor

Music Department

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Adam Fields ... music supervisor
Russ Regan ... music supervisor
Robert Takagi ... music editor
Robert Fernandez ... scoring mixer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Lynn Lewis Lovett ... script supervisor (as Lynn Lewis)
Sioux Richards ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Patrick Hogan ... driver
Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Arlene Albertson ... assistant to production manager
Jeff Burkhart ... assistant to producer
Sarah Carson ... production office coordinator
Louis D'Esposito ... production assistant
Sandra Drazner ... assistant production office coordinator
Michael Fiorello ... production assistant
Julie Hoffman ... production assistant
Gerald Holbrook ... production assistant
Larry Kaplan ... unit publicist
Pippo Pisciotto ... production associate (as Giuseppe Pisciotto)
Guy J. Louthan ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Young teenagers Jade Butterfield and David Axelrod fall in love, but their passion is too consuming for Jade's bohemian parents, who try to stop them from seeing each other. When that doesn't work, David burns down the Butterfields' house and is sent to a mental hospital. When he gets out he is still in love with her and searches for her. In the end, his passion for his first love is too strong and she must leave or this love will kill both of them. Written by Jonathan Catt

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Taglines She is 15. He is 17. The love every parent fears. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Un amour infini (France)
  • Amor sin fin (Spain)
  • Mieletön rakkaus (Finland)
  • Un amour infini (Canada, French title)
  • Amor eterno (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $4,163,623, 19 Jul 1981
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $32,492,674

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in 1981 (2003). See more »
Soundtracks Endless Love See more »
Quotes Jade Butterfield: You know what I keep thinking about? A night in the house. I was a little girl, and then I saw David all alone. And I don't know. I just... I wanted to go to him. Was that wrong? I wasn't a happy little girl anymore. Something changed. The first time in my life I was me.
Ann Butterfield: Life goes on. We change.
Jade Butterfield: But it hurts. It hurts so much.
Ann Butterfield: Oh, Baby, it all happened so fast for you. When you live a lifetime you'll understand it.
Jade Butterfield: But he loved me. He loves me! No one will ever love me as much.
Ann Butterfield: Many people will love you. You'll see.
Jade Butterfield: But not like that. Not like David.
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