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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Raftis
... Molly Gilmore
... Ed Lasky
... Ann Raftis
... John Trainer
... Brian Gilmore
... Isabelle
... Victor Rawlins
Wiley Earl ... Mike Raftis
... Joe Raftis
Chevi Colton ... Elevator Woman
Richard Giza ... Salesman
... Waitress
James Ryan ... Cashier
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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Drama | Romance

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21 November 1984 (USA)  »

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The Rizzoli Affair  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,293,710, 25 November 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,600,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Ulu Grosbard credited Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep "helping shape" and develop the movie's screenplay. For two months, Streep and De Niro met once a week to improvise scenes with Ulu Grosbard and Michael Cristofer so as to fix the film's script, which needed more work as at the time, as the film project was at risk of being put into turnaround. See more »

Goofs

During several exterior Metro North run-by's, the film sequences are shown inverted. Trains coming towards the camera should run on the viewers left (as trains and cars both drive on the right in the US) and the motorman's front window should be on the viewers left, as seen in the sequences shot in Grand Central Terminal. 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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The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme) & Robert Wells
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a simple movie made special by two fantastic actors
21 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

The script and plot to this movie is simple, but oh so recognizable. Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep: These two amazing actors - whose appearance on screen together is absolutely magical - make of this movie a very sweet and subdued production. The plot is simple: two people who don't intend to, get themselves in a situation, both not knowing what to do with: they're shy, not at ease and in love. See it. It will get romance out of your little toe. 8 out of 10


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