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Romantic Comedy (1983)

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 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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Plot Keywords:

new york city | based on play | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Only two things can screw up their relationship. He's one. She's the other. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romantic Comedy! See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenville, South Carolina, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,366,025, 10 October 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$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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Trivia

Micheal Caine was originally offered the stage role of Jason Carmicheal, but he insisted on the contract guaranteeing him the film role as well. The part went to Anthony Perkins. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jason Carmichael: Leo, you seem like an intelligent man; why do you to all the trouble to hide it with ugly ties?
Leo Janowitz: It's no trouble.
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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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Romantic, Yes! Comedy, Not really!
19 August 2002 | by steinwSee all my reviews

As a light romantic drama this is a good film. As a fan of Dudley Moore as a comic actor, I was looking forward to seeing this movie.

The Norwegian video-cover indicated that it should be a very funny movie about am man who loses his partner and his wife on the same day, and how he manages his life after that. (Not a very good summary of the film!)

I didn't find this movie particularly funny. But I really liked the film! The romantic tension is present whenever Moore and Steenburgen is in the same room. The lack of romantic tension between Moore and Eilber is even better made.

The way it all turned out was very clever made, and when I thought that I understood how it was going to end, the story made an new turn.

Not one of the biggest moments in movie history, but a good film when you are in a romantic mood, and want something light to relax with.


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