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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.

Director:

Bill Forsyth

Writer:

Bill Forsyth
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gregory's Girl See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,185, 6 October 2019

Gross USA:

$7,710

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,710
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In all Clare Grogan's close-up scenes, she is filmed from one side to hide the scars on her left cheek. For the longer shots of her face (eg the dancing-lying-down scene), her cheek was filled with mortician's wax to hide the scar. Several months before filming, the actress received terrible injuries when a broken glass was thrust into her face as she was fleeing a brawl in a Glasgow bar. See more »

Goofs

When the windows cleaners are outside the classroom, the younger one rises into sight in a bouncing motion as if the cradle he is in is being hoisted up. However, none of the ropes attached to the cradle are moving. It is obvious the actor is simulating this upward motion. See more »

Quotes

Eric: One minute and fifty elephants.
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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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Referenced in Movie Connections: Gregory's Girl (2007) See more »

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Chic's Tune
(uncredited)
Written by Chic Murray
Played by Chic Murray (piano)
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Forget John Hughes - this was the real eighties
21 January 1999 | by mdunlopSee all my reviews

What John Hughes did for eighties America, Forsyth has done for Eighties Britain with this little gem. It captures the boredom of a new town, then rips one character's life, such that it was, to pieces by having a girl replace him on the football team. Of course he can't help himself but to fall in love.

I adore this film - well, love it anyway. It quite simply makes me want to be a teenager again. But not in anywhere,USA like so many of Hughes' films, but at home in Scotland. It's just a shame that the three main players - John Gordan Sinclair, Claire Grogan, and to a lessor degree, Dee Hepburn - were never able to build on this.

A one off that has to be seen ....


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