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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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Marriage is a funny thing to do...if you want to stay [UK 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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Box Office

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

The amount of time that the characters of Richard Babson and Paula McCullen, played by Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn respectively, had been living together, was five years. This period of five years in real life was also about the same amount of time that stars Hawn and Reynolds had been talking about doing a movie together. See more »

Goofs

The number of remaining glass vanes in the small office window that Richard shatters changes from view to view. See more »

Quotes

Paula McCullen: Breasts too large, Richard? Every female character you create has breasts too large.
Richard Babson: Mmm... but I make them suffer for it.
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Soundtracks

Jeepers Creepers
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played by the band at the party
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a movie that's not afraid to tackle the best AND worst of relationships.
17 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was a kid when I saw this but remember it for it's realism. I love sappy, hollywood unrealistic love stories dearly and I'm not embarrassed to admit that this picture(which does NOT fall into the above mentioned genre) did indeed bore me at certain moments. But it has a realistic quality that many romantic comedies lack and though the relationship between the two main characters isn't always sappy and perfect it does have more of an element of realism then other romantic comedies-it's a realtiohip that is sometimes great, othertimes not so, it's flawed but still real--in other words it's human!

Although this isn't one of my favorite flicks in the whole world I would recomend it for the reasons listed above. A movie doesn't always have to be sappy all the time, to be welldone.


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