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Summer Lovers (1982)

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

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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 / archaeologist (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, Michael and Cathy who have just graduated from college, have known each other about 10 years and have been together about half that time go to of Santorini, a Greek island for the summer and are dazzled by the beauty and the uninhibited people surrounding them. Michael meets and begins an affair with Lina, a French archaeologist working on a dig. Cathy discovers this and goes to confront the other woman. Lina is quite taken with Cathy's photographic work, and the three become very close. Written by lament

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Taglines:

Sun, surf, sand ... and the sexy adventure of a lifetime. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

Gross USA:

$4,968,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,968,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The female leads in this movie, Daryl Hannah and Valérie Quennessen, both have the same birthday, December 3. Valerie was born in 1957 and Daryl in 1960. See more »

Goofs

When Cathy and Michael arrive at the villa, Cathy has a band-aid on her left arm between the elbow and the outer edge of her arm. This is seen when Michael knees her in the butt. When Cathy picks up the shower head and pretends it is a telephone the band-aid is missing. But when she walks outside with Michael, the band-aid reappears. 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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Your Love
Performed by Lime
Courtesy of Matra Records Ltd.
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Probably not for you
15 April 2004 | by jtdunlopSee all my reviews

Roger Ebert likes to say (paraphrased) that it's not what a movie's about, but rather how it goes about it. Often so, especially in retread after retread that go by every year, but with Summer Lovers it's the reverse, because there's really very little to compare it to. This is a film that struggles with limited (but attractive) talent, flamboyantly uneven direction and bad editing. What's worse, a film has to often use dialog in place of looks and feelings that take place and have meaning in a relationship, but that are lost to the observer, and the dialog here often fails.

But at the same time, Summer Lovers doesn't blink when looking into freedom of the body, and freedom in relationships. Some look at this as fantasy, but indeed there are a lot of people who have made the one-way trip down that rabbit hole and can understand what this film's really about.

I give it an E for Effort. I like it better for having failed in its ambition than having succeeded in a lesser attempt. It's definitely not for the uptight, but if you're sitting around some day in an expansive frame of mind, wondering if you're getting everything out of your life that you ought to, then maybe rent this one and have an enjoyable afternoon thinking about the possibilities.


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