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Summer Lovers (1982)

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


Randal Kleiser


Randal Kleiser

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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


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>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

16 July 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Threesome See more »

Filming Locations:

Santorini, Greece See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$504,000, 18 July 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | 4-Track Stereo


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie contained a lot of omnipresent nudity, so much, that the picture garnered '18' Certificates in a number of territories. See more »


When Cathy, wakes alone the first night in their villa, she awakes naked. She wraps a sheet around her, calling for Michael. A moment, later she finds him on the balcony, she is wearing both a bathrobe and a t-shirt. See more »


Cathy Featherstone: I use to dream I was a mermaid.
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Featured in At the Movies: Guilty Pleasures - 1987 (1987) See more »


Love & Emotion
Written and Performed by Willy DeVille (as Mink DeVille)
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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Good Lighthearted Fun
21 December 2004 | by Gator1955See all my reviews

Sometimes, one wants their movies to be an escape tool. That's what this movie was when it was made and what it has always been. Two young people vacation on a Greek Island and meet a French woman who has led a rather eclectic life. Educated, knowledgeable about life and just plain sexy she is. A love triangle ensues without all the recriminations that would result in the real world. The only "pain and suffering" is the normal feelings of sharing a lover with another.

The funniest part is the surprise visit from the American girl's mother and best friend. For all its risqué subject matter, the movie stays on the surface of all that and plays this for fun and laughter. It's just good old-fashioned escapism along the lines of "California Dreaming," "Hollywood Knights," and other movies of that genre. It serves to introduce us to Darryl Hannah and Valerie Quennessen, who was lost in an automobile accident in the eighties.

If you're looking for a movie that will give you a few laughs, a little titillation and some harmless sexuality, this is a good choice. Who knows, it may spark some interesting conversations between you and your significant other!

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