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Summer Lovers (1982)

A young American couple and a French woman engage in a threesome in the Greek Islands.

Director:

Randal Kleiser

Writer:

Randal Kleiser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Michael Pappas
Daryl Hannah ... Cathy Featherstone
Valérie Quennessen ... Lina (as Valerie Quennessen)
Barbara Rush ... Jean Featherstone
Carole Cook ... Barbara Foster
Hans van Tongeren Hans van Tongeren ... Jan Tolin
Lydia Lenosi ... Aspa
Vladimiros Kiriakidis ... Yorghos (as Vladimiros Kiriakos)
Carlos Rodríguez Ramos Carlos Rodríguez Ramos ... Cosmo
Rika Dialyna Rika Dialyna ... Monica (as Rika Dialina)
Andreas Filippides ... Andreas (as Andreas Filippidis)
Peter Pye Peter Pye ... Joe Saunders
Janis Benjamin Janis Benjamin ... Trish Saunders
Victor T. Salant Victor T. Salant ... John
Brigitte Perbandt Brigitte Perbandt ... Anna
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Storyline

A young American couple go to the Greek islands for the summer and are dazzled by the beauty and the uninhibited people surrounding them. The young man meets and begins an affair with a French woman, an archeologist working on a dig. The young American woman discovers this and goes to confront the other woman. The French woman is quite taken with the American woman's photographic work, and the three become very close. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every year young people from all over the world come to the romantic Greek islands. Michael and Cathy came from America for one uncomplicated summer before facing the future. Lina came from France to enjoy the freedom of being alone...together they find an unexpected experience far beyond their fantasies. Randal Kleiser, director of Grease and The Blue Lagoon, now brings you his most provocative film, Summer Lovers. It's one summer you'll never forget. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Threesome See more »

Filming Locations:

Santorini, Greece See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$504,000, 18 July 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,968,000
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Company Credits

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Filmways Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In order to transport the camera equipment along the rugged mountain trails, the production kept on call a string of donkeys and mules. Every morning they were loaded with appropriate gear and led to work by surefooted guides whose ancestors were forerunners of today's Teamsters. See more »

Goofs

When "Kathy" heads to "Lina"'s to confront her, we see a man sitting with a donkey to the right of the path, in the shade. As "Kathy" comes into view again momentarily (seconds later) the man & donkey are gone. See more »

Quotes

Lina: People are like gas.
Cathy Featherstone: I beg your pardon?
Lina: Gas expands to fit the space and so do people.
Cathy Featherstone: I think I'll expand into the kitchen and fix dinner.
Lina: When there is not enough space, there is pressure.
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Connections

Features Hoi Polloi (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

On Any Night
Written and Performed by Rosalie Winkler Karalekas
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Makes you want to go to the Greek isles
6 August 2002 | by etherdogSee all my reviews

I liked the theme of personal growth and minor sexual liberation against the backdrop of Greece, specifically, Thira (Santorini). There is some decent, although very minor, treatment of the archaeology of the Minoan civilization on Thira. The performances were good and the scenery is stunningly beautiful. A good amount of toplessness and some minor full nudity is refreshingly well treated. Point in fact, I had similar experiences when I went to the islands in 1984. Entertaining and poignant.


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