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Just the Way You Are (1984)

Susan is a young, beautiful and successful flute player, but because of her physical handicap, a lame leg, she is having difficulties finding Mr. Right. While on tour in France, she decides... See full summary »

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Édouard Molinaro

Writer:

Allan Burns
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristy McNichol ... Susan Berlanger
Michael Ontkean ... Peter Nichols
Kaki Hunter ... Lisa Elliott
André Dussollier ... Francois Rossignol
Catherine Salviat ... Nicole Schallon
Robert Carradine ... Sam Carpenter
Alexandra Paul ... Bobbie
Lance Guest ... Jack the Answering Service Guy
Tim Daly ... Frank Bantam (as Timothy Daly)
Patrick Cassidy ... Steve Haslachez
Gérard Jugnot ... Desk Clerk, Hotel Monte Blanc
André Oumansky André Oumansky ... Paris Doctor
Billy Kearns Billy Kearns ... Earl Cooper, Frank's Boss
Joyce Gordon ... Answering Service Lady
Wayne Robson ... Theater Assistant Manager
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Storyline

Susan is a young, beautiful and successful flute player, but because of her physical handicap, a lame leg, she is having difficulties finding Mr. Right. While on tour in France, she decides to spend a few days on a ski resort wearing a fake cast around her lame leg to make sure her handicap goes unnoticed. Once arrived, she meets Peter, a handsome photographer... Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Won't Dance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,291,803, 18 November 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,889,694
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Working title: "I Won't Dance". See more »

Goofs

After getting paint on the back of his overcoat carrying Susan Berlanger up the stairs, Sam Carpenter returns to the cab without any paint on his overcoat. See more »

Connections

References The Kid (1921) See more »

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Whirly Girl
Written by Ish Ledesma
Performed by OXO
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Now on DVD widescreen remaster
30 June 2010 | by qualityguyftlSee all my reviews

I have always loved this movie. Give it a shot and don't rely on the snide reviews on here. This movie is not suppose to be Schindler's List. Now over 20 years later the movie is now available on DVD, I got mine from Moviesunlimited.com. It has been remastered and is in widescreen format. This movie accomplishes just what it is suppose to, a breezy romantic comedy with an original plot. Kristy is wonderful and Michel Ontkean fresh from his groundbreaking role in "Making Love" is not only HOT but a gentle caring man in this role. Another reviewer stated that they didn't like it when McNicole was more "kid like" in the later half of the movie. Well of course is she like a child, she has been in a leg brace (due to post polio infection) and she never had a normal childhood, so of course she is going to be somewhat childlike doing things she has never done before. If you are looking for a good rainy day movie then watch "Just the Way you are" it's a good flick that leaves you feeling happy for the characters and makes you also look at how you treat others and how others treat you, without making it a 2 1/2 hour bore fest of background story and intellectual crap.


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