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The Four Seasons (1981)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 22 May 1981 (USA)
Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.

Director:

Alan Alda

Writer:

Alan Alda
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Alda ... Jack Burroughs
Carol Burnett ... Kate Burroughs
Len Cariou ... Nick Callan
Sandy Dennis ... Anne Callan
Rita Moreno ... Claudia Zimmer
Jack Weston ... Danny Zimmer
Bess Armstrong ... Ginny Newley (Callan)
Elizabeth Alda ... Beth Burroughs
Beatrice Alda Beatrice Alda ... Lisa Callan
Robert Hitt Robert Hitt ... Room Clerk
Kristi McCarthy Kristi McCarthy ... Waitress
David Stackpole David Stackpole ... Doctor
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Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises. Written by Robert Nolty <nolty_r@caltech.edu>

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Here's to our friends... and the strength to put up with them.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The film's unique narrative structure is divided into four acts, each representing one of the four seasons (Summer, Spring, Winter and Fall (aka Autumn)) and each set within that season. Each season is depicted in a different setting: Spring is set in upper New York state; the winter is set in the Eastern American snow; Summer is set on the Virgin Islands in the Carribean; whilst the Fall (Autumn) is set in Connecticut. See more »

Goofs

When everyone drives out onto the frozen lake in the Mercedes to rescue Danny, all four windows are rolled up. However, when the car begins to sink, the front passenger side window is suddenly halfway down. See more »

Quotes

Nick: [to Jack, about Anne] She remembers the day she got her tooth filled. Christ, I can hardly remember the first time I got laid.
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Alternate Versions

CBS edited 10 minutes from this film for its 1984 network television premiere. See more »

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Dramedy for all "Seasons"
13 March 2003 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

THE FOUR SEASONS (1981) *** Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Rita Moreno, Jack Weston, Len Cariou, Sandy Dennis, Bess Armstrong. Alda, who wrote and directed, assembles a veteran cast of colorful couples spending their quarterly vacations together during one memorable year of change and confrontations of middle age craziness with deft and frequently funny aplomb. The choice to use Vivaldi's `Four Seasons' and the beautiful scenery only underscores the theme perfectly. Trivial note: the college-aged girls the group visit for parents' day are actually Alda's real-life daughters.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Vermont, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,365,643, 25 May 1981

Gross USA:

$50,427,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,427,646
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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