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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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What Gregory Doesn't Know About Women Fills A Wonderful New Comedy See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The chip shop that Gregory and Carol go to is called Capaldi's, it was owned by a member of the family of actor Peter Capaldi. 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

Madeline: Hard work being in love, eh? Especially when you don't know which girl it is.
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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 »

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Chic's Tune
(uncredited)
Written by Chic Murray
Played by Chic Murray (piano)
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Love causes acne. Or vice-versa.
11 September 1999 | by sumocatSee all my reviews

While I'm sure I was a teenager once (my parents will attest to that), I was never a teenager in Scotland. This film makes me wish I had been.

This unpretentious tale of adolescent adoration (all right, puppy love), is one of the purest, most enjoyable, romance films I have ever seen.

Unlike American cinema where the main characters would be satisfying raging hormonal urges in gratuitously graphic sexual detail, this film by Mr. Forsythe catches the true essence of "young love" by letting the cast be what they are. Simply young people with an awkward sense of decency and a genuine curiosity for the opposite sex.

This is a must see, especially if you ever thought you might have been in love or think you are now.

Try to see the uncut version, as the British film industry has a different sense of 'Family Values' (whatever that is).

I love the secondary sub-plots. So, pay close attention.


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