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Falling in Love (1984)

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 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

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 trying on clothes prior to meeting Frank in NYC, Molly takes off the striped dress and tosses it in the pile on the bed. In the next shot the dress is visible on her arm as she continues to look through clothes hanging in the closet. 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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Food for everyone ....................................................
13 January 2005 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

Absolutely brilliant acting on the part of the main protagonists, Streep and de Niro. I don't believe for one single moment you can find love by taking the train - I have been travelling daily for years on public transport and have never encountered anything remotely resembling what happens in the film - but films ARE made to make us dream and this film certainly does. Why, pray, if you want daily reality, then you watch a documentary.

These two characters and the actors that portray them are ideally suited to the script and film. They're both pretty reserved, shy and respect the contract of marriage, but something inexorably brings them together. You watch, thinking "this cannot last" but somehow it does. One or other of the characters takes the right initiative at the right moment. Truly unbelievable when you look at stark reality but oh boy is it fun to watch on the screen.

The same story played out by ordinary actors would be a total flop, but with Streep and De Niro, success is guaranteed right the way thru ! A must for all those who have never found true love but secretly harbour the hope of finding it one day .....................


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