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Falling in Love (1984)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 21 November 1984 (USA)
During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train ... See full summary »

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Ulu Grosbard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Frank Raftis
Meryl Streep ... Molly Gilmore
Harvey Keitel ... Ed Lasky
Jane Kaczmarek ... Ann Raftis
George Martin ... John Trainer
David Clennon ... Brian Gilmore
Dianne Wiest ... Isabelle
Victor Argo ... Victor Rawlins
Wiley Earl Wiley Earl ... Mike Raftis
Jesse Bradford ... Joe Raftis
Chevi Colton Chevi Colton ... Elevator Woman
Richard Giza Richard Giza ... Salesman
Frances Conroy ... Waitress
James Ryan ... Cashier
Sonny Abagnale Sonny Abagnale ... Tow Truck Driver
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Storyline

During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married and Frank has two little kids, they meet more and more often, their friendship becoming the most precious thing in their lives. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rizzoli Affair See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,293,710, 25 November 1984

Gross USA:

$11,129,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,129,057
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was marketed on the strong star teaming of two Hollywood acting heavyweights. Film posters for the film featured the billing names of Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro in a sizable font size positioned above of large photograph of the two stars. See more »

Goofs

When Frank is talking to Victor at a construction site, the camera crew is reflected twice in succession in plates of glass that they pass. See more »

Quotes

Molly Gilmore: [talking to Isabelle about Frank] No, I think about him every day. Last thought before I fall asleep and first thought when I wake up. I talk to myself all day about him, even when I'm talking to somebody else, even when I'm talking to you now I'm talking to myself about him. Brian thinks I'm ill, he thinks that it has to do with my father, he thinks the stress and, you know, all that... Thinks I'm having a breakdown, but I'm not, there's nothing wrong with me. Except that I love him.
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Connections

References Brief Encounter (1945) See more »

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Love sees no reason
17 September 2006 | by prinksSee all my reviews

The passion between the protagonists, De Niro and Streep is completely unbelievable. The nuances, the manner in which they fall in love is so completely real, they literally make one want to fall in love again! Streep's presence is natural, her attraction towards de Niro very gradual and in the end completely possessing. Both are brilliant. Dialogues could have had more depth, they lacked substance. Robert de Niro's honest confession to his wife, his helplessness with the feeling he feels towards Molly - it could happen to anyone! I had watched this film when I was only 16, and at double that age now, the emotion I feel is exactly the same! Watch it if you want to know what falling in love feels...


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