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Romantic Comedy (1983)

PG | | Comedy | 7 October 1983 (USA)
Two of the screen's finest comic actors, Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen, star as successful writing partners whose timing is perfect on stage but amusingly pathetic in their love life. In HD.

Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writers:

Bernard Slade (play), Bernard Slade (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Jason
Mary Steenburgen ... Phoebe
Frances Sternhagen ... Blanche
Janet Eilber ... Allison
Robyn Douglass ... Kate
Ron Leibman ... Leo
Rozsika Halmos ... Maid
Alexander Lockwood Alexander Lockwood ... Minister
Erica Hiller Erica Hiller ... Young Woman
Sean Patrick Guérin Sean Patrick Guérin ... Timmy (6)
Dick Wieand ... TV Reporter
Brass Adams Brass Adams ... Bartender
Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts ... Maitre D'
Santos Morales Santos Morales ... Bus Boy
Fran Bennett ... Doctor #1
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Storyline

Two of the screen's finest comic actors, Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen, star as successful writing partners whose timing is perfect on stage but amusingly pathetic in their love life. In HD.

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Taglines:

They're writing the book on love . . . with a few screwy chapters. [USA video] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The actual full title of playwright Bernard Slade's earlier 'Same Time, Next Year' (1975) stage-play was "Same Time, Next Year: A Romantic Comedy" which was later adapted for the screen in 1978. The "Romantic Comedy" subtitle later became a main title of a Slade stage-play in itself the following year in 1979 with this film's source stage-play with this movie adaptation following in 1983. See more »

Goofs

You have Leo's last name listed as Janowitz. In the film, he is called Leo Jessop. See more »

Quotes

Allison St. James: Jason, I found out why Phoebe left you.
Jason Carmichael: Allison, will you be quiet, we're rehearsing.
Allison St. James: Jason, I'm divorcing you.
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Soundtracks

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Written by Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach
Performed by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
Produced by Carole Bayer Sager
(P) 1983 Capitol Records Inc.
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Light, pleasant and agreeable.
31 July 1999 | by Hermit C-2See all my reviews

I've never quite understood why this movie has so bad a reputation. It's not Tracy and Hepburn, to be sure, but I found Dudley Moore a lot more likable in this than I usually do and Mary Steenburgen is great, I think. It should appeal to those who like Neil Simon and movies set in the Manhattan theatre world. There's some funny stuff here and there and I thought the characters were agreeable. 'Romantic Comedy' is certainly no classic for the ages but I think that people who enjoy the genre in the title should like it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romantic Comedy! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,366,025, 10 October 1983

Gross USA:

$6,857,733

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,857,733
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Stereo (uncredited)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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