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Love Is Forever (1983)

Michael Landon stars in this real life story about a journalist in Laos, and the extent to which he will go for his girlfriend.

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Hall Bartlett

Writer:

Hall Bartlett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Landon ... John Everingham
Laura Gemser ... Keo Sirisomphone (as Moira Chen)
Jürgen Prochnow ... General Siegfried Kaplan
Edward Woodward ... Derek McBracken
Priscilla Presley ... Sandy Redford
David Leonard ... Steve Hammond
Cathy Bartlett Cathy Bartlett ... Cathy Hammond
Gabriele Tinti ... Georges
Leata Galloway Leata Galloway
William Kushner William Kushner ... Clive
Eric Miller Eric Miller ... Frank Moseley
Scott Rollins Scott Rollins
Summer Bartholomew Summer Bartholomew
Dee Barouch Dee Barouch ... Madeleine
Noi Naksawadi Noi Naksawadi
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Michael Landon stars in this real life story about a journalist in Laos, and the extent to which he will go for his girlfriend.

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An incredible true story - Nothing could keep him coming back for her, not even the most treacherous river in the world. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comeback See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to an interview in the Italian publication "Io Emanuelle," director Hall Bartlett insisted that actress Laura Gemser use a pseudonym because of her background in erotic films. She reluctantly accepted the name "Moira Chen." Such was the insecurity about the reputation of the film that Bartlett apparently forbade the cast and crew from calling Gemser "Laura," so she was dubbed "Rosalie." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[as John enters the Mekong River in order to swim to Laos]
Derek McBracken: Damn fool.
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Soundtracks

Love Is Forever
Music and Orchestration by Lee Holdridge
Lyrics by Carol Connors
Performed by Laura Branigan
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Great Plot but Really Lousy Filming Job
17 July 2005 | by roark183See all my reviews

This film has a really interesting plot. The acting is pretty good as well. It is a real life story about the height of integrity of a journalist in Laos, and the extent to which he will go for his girlfriend. It is a very uplifting story.

However, the DVD versions of the film (I have seen two DVD versions) are extremely poor. The sound is so terrible, that frequently the listener cannot tell what is being said, and there are no subtitles or closed captioning. There is a constant roaring sound in the background of the soundtrack for the entire film that makes the voices often difficult to understand.

The film has really bad resolution and it is often dark. The lighting and resolution are frequently so poor that one cannot recognize which characters are in the scene.

The producers of the DVDs frequently bill the film as starring Priscilla Presley. If you are a Priscilla Presley fan, don't be fooled by this as she appears on the screen for a total of perhaps 2 minutes and has about three lines. She plays a very minor role in the film. It is strange that the real heroine in this film, Laura Gemser, usually gets much less billing.

The film can usually be purchased for less than $5, which to me is worth it. But be aware that the sound and video quality are EXTREMELY poor. So I give the plot a 9 and the filming a 1 for an average of 5/10.


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