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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.

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Alan Alda

Writer:

Alan Alda

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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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Storyline

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:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vier Jahreszeiten See more »

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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Alda performed a number of duties on this film. Alda was the screenwriter, the movie's star, a lead actor, and the film's director. See more »

Goofs

After Jack's outburst, Kate is holding him on the couch. As the shots shift from them to other characters and back, Kate is sometimes stretching the neckline of Jack's sweater and sometimes not. See more »

Quotes

Kate Burroughs: Is this the fun part? Are we having fun yet?
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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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Very Funny, Bittersweet Film
5 June 2004 | by webweaver41See all my reviews

I'm always surprised to read negative comments on this film. I guess I have a strange sense of humor because there are parts of this movie--quite a few parts as a matter of fact--that I find simply hysterical. There are also parts that are maddening--I do not care for Sandy Dennis' (ex)-husband at all. When you have seen the movie as many times as I have, you also begin to find flaws in the dialogue & situations--things that don't make sense to you. But never enough to make me dislike this film which has so many more truths about human nature & couples. Every one of the cast is good in their roles. Carol Burnett & Alan Alda are perfect together & have one scene in the "Fall" section that cracks me up every time. Rita Moreno was truly funny. When her husband, played by Jack Weston, leans out the window on the hotel & shouts, "She's Italian!" "There, now everyone in the state of CT knows that you're Italian." Though I've often thought that she had every right to say what led up to this scene, it is still very very funny.

I just wish it would come out on DVD. I would definitely get it.


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