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