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When Your Lover Leaves (1983)

Comedy about a woman dumped by her married boyfriend who gets involved in a short-lived relationship with a neighbor. When that also doesn't work out, she decides she must first do ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Perrine ... Ronda Thompson
Betty Thomas ... Maude
David Ackroyd David Ackroyd ... Joe Masterson
Ed O'Neill ... Mack Sher (as Edward O'Neill)
Merritt Butrick ... Aaron Scott
Dwight Schultz ... Richard Reese
Richard Hamilton Richard Hamilton ... Gramps
Shannon Wilcox ... Louise Masterson
Jack Riley ... Ralph
Lucille Benson ... Greta
Penny Santon Penny Santon ... Flora
Marcus Cato Marcus Cato ... Clerk
Roberta Delgado Roberta Delgado ... Carol
Carole Goodrich Carole Goodrich ... Cashier
Sarah Langenfeld Sarah Langenfeld ... Girl on Beach
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Comedy about a woman dumped by her married boyfriend who gets involved in a short-lived relationship with a neighbor. When that also doesn't work out, she decides she must first do something to please herself. Written by Visible Ink Press

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A friendly, often frisky TV-movie with some smart ideas...
21 April 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Not-bad comedy-drama from a book by Susan Trott (and co-produced for television by Ron Howard and Henry Winkler) has recently-dumped Valerie Perrine trying to get on with her life, becoming involved with both a policeman (Ed O'Neill) and a kinky young lothario (Merritt Butrick, who gets himself warmed up by sneaking into Perrine's window at night). Valerie's consistent exasperation over her situation is good for a few laughs, and her cynicism and sass are appealing qualities. The movie doesn't particularly look good, with muddy photography and cramped settings, but the central idea--a modern woman facing unwanted independence--should be relatable subject matter for many viewers, and that's pulled off quite nicely here. Perrine is very attractive (as always) and O'Neill, years before his hit TV show "Married With Children", is handsome and charming as well.


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