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Best Friends (1982)

When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Richard Babson
... Paula McCullen
... Eleanor McCullen
... Tim McCullen
... Ann Babson
... Tom Babson
... Larry Weisman
... Nellie Ballou
... Jorge Medina
... Carol Brandon
... Lyle Ballou
Mikey Martin ... Robbie Ballou
Helen Page Camp ... Maid
... Doria
Vincent J. Isaac ... Cab Driver
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When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon find that being married is often quite different from being "best friends." Written by Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr. <ajr@fortalnet.com.br>

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What a present for Christmas [US Theatrical] See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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17 December 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos íntimos  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,022,891, 19 December 1982

Gross USA:

$36,821,203
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Norman Jewison later directed another feature with the word "friends" in the title, it being the made for television tele-movie Dinner with Friends (2001), which was produced and first broadcast just under twenty or nineteen yeras after Best Friends (1982). See more »

Goofs

Goldie Hawn mentions Teresa Wright not being on the train in "Since You Went Away." It was Jennifer Jones, not Wright. See more »

Quotes

Paula McCullen: [Giggling] I'm sorry. I'm sorry, I always laugh when I get nervous.
Jorge Medina: [Heavily accented Spanish occurs throughout] That's alright. It is to be understood. Now, will you please repeat after me... I, Paula McCullen...
Paula McCullen: I, Paula McCullen
Jorge Medina: Take thee, Richard Babson...
Paula McCullen: Take thee, Richard Babson
Jorge Medina: to be my lawful wedded husband...
Paula McCullen: to be my lawful wedded husband
Jorge Medina: for better or for worse...
Paula McCullen: for better or for worse
Jorge Medina: in sickness and in health...
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References Little Caesar (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

How Do You Keep The Music Playing?
Performed by Patti Austin and James Ingram
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Produced by Johnny Mandel
Arranged by Greg Phillinganes & Johnny Mandel
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MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME! Why isn't it out on the market?
11 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I can't think of ANY movie made before or since, that I've seen that compares to this hysterically funny yet dramatic view of relationships.

If you've been married and divorced or lived with someone then married, you have to be able to relate to this movie! It's SOOOOOOOO true to call!

I'm ordering this DVD today- but I haven't seen it for 10 years. Yet~ it's one of those movies I always look for ~ and relate to. It's sticks with you!

DYNAMIC writing- EXCELLENT Performances. The in-law scenes... Blah... But the basic plot and performances- Sensational!

A friend of my daughter (LANA) is an actress and was working with Goldie's son. When Lana called my daughter- All I could yell in the background was for her to GET ME THIS MOVIE!! It's one of a kind!


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