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Gregory's Girl (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 May 1982 (USA)
Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection.

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Bill Forsyth

Writer:

Bill Forsyth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Gordon Sinclair ... Gregory (as Gordon John Sinclair)
Dee Hepburn ... Dorothy
Jake D'Arcy Jake D'Arcy ... Phil Menzies
Clare Grogan ... Susan
Robert Buchanan Robert Buchanan ... Andy
Billy Greenlees Billy Greenlees ... Steve (as William Greenlees)
Alan Love Alan Love ... Eric
Caroline Guthrie ... Carol
Carol Macartney Carol Macartney ... Margo
Douglas Sannachan Douglas Sannachan ... Billy
Allison Forster Allison Forster ... Madeline
Chic Murray Chic Murray ... Headmaster
Alex Norton ... Alec
John Bett John Bett ... Alistair
Dave Anderson Dave Anderson ... Gregory's Dad (as David Anderson)
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Storyline

In his warm, Scottish coming-of-age film, gangly teen Gregory and his school-mates are starting to find out about girls. He fancies Dorothy, not least because she has got on to the football team (and is a better player than he). He finally asks her out, but it is obviously the females in control of matters here, and that very much includes Gregory's younger sister. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Paixão de Gregory See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While in the USA in 1982 to promote the film, Bill Forsyth attended the Academy Award Ceremony at the invitation of his friend David Puttnam. At the after party to celebrate Puttnam's win with Chariots of Fire (1981), Forsyth was speaking with the producer of the show. He said the part he most enjoyed was the staging on the performance of For Your Eyes Only with Sheena Easton. Forsyth was stunned to learn that the staging of the 4 minute performance cost more than his entire production and publicity budget on Gregory's Girl. See more »

Goofs

In the dancing-lying-down scene, Gregory first appears lying to Susan's left (right as we see it). In the final shots of this scene, the positions are reversed and Gregory lies to Susan's right. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy: Ah, parliamo italiano?
Gregory: No, not really. Just bella, bella.
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Alternate Versions

Some prints feature an alternative soundtrack re-recorded by the original actors using softer Scottish accents. Various DVD and Blu-ray releases feature both dialogue tracks as an option. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Chic's Tune
(uncredited)
Written by Chic Murray
Played by Chic Murray (piano)
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I love this movie
27 May 2004 | by sharksandwitchSee all my reviews

I love this movie.Its my fav movie of all time ,Everytime i watch it its like meeting an old friend again.It is so rich with subtle humour and possibly every scene makes me chuckle.the teenage anguish is never over played and ever actor in the film has never surpassed there performances in this movie

growing up in Scotland myself i still don't feel that the movie is regional and anyone who is able to see it please do so .The clothes are dated but the humour is still spot on.

This film is a Scottish gem and should be given more praise.I just cant fault it.If i had to cut my DVD collection down to two gregorys girl and this is spinal tap would be my only choices.


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