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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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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,600,000
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Company Credits

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Marvin Worth wanted Robert De Niro for the lead male role of Frank Raftis, because Worth "wanted a real, everyday person." 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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Sends a rather disquieting message
16 January 2000 | by UthmanSee all my reviews

Can two happily married, reasonable upper middle class people be led by a chance encounter to abandon their goodhearted spouses and tear apart two children's home? The answer is yes in this "romance" featuring exquisitely subtle performances by Meryl Streep (at her creamiest) and a young Robert DeNiro. I suppose many would find a lot of romantic appeal in such a story, but this is not the ideal date movie for an established couple in an emotionally prosperous relationship.

That said, watching the movie some decade and a half after its release does deliver some nice nostalgia vis-a-vis sumptuous New York winter bustle scenes and High-Eighties hair and clothing fashions. Fans of the Fox TV comedy "Malcolm In the Middle" will enjoy seeing a youthful Jane Kaczmarek is a substantial supporting role.


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