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No Small Affair (1984)

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The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar,... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry Schatzberg

Writers:

Craig Bolotin (story) (as Charles Bolt), Craig Bolotin (screenplay) (as Charles Bolt) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Cryer ... Charles Cummings
Demi Moore ... Laura Victor
George Wendt ... Jake
Peter Frechette ... Leonard
Elizabeth Daily ... Susan
Ann Wedgeworth ... Joan Cummings
Jeffrey Tambor ... Ken
Tim Robbins ... Nelson
Hamilton Camp ... Gus Sosnowski
Scott Getlin Scott Getlin ... Scott
Judith Baldwin ... Stephanie (as Judy Baldwin)
Jennifer Tilly ... Mona
Kene Holiday ... Walt Cronin (as Kene Holliday)
Thomas Adams Thomas Adams ... Waiter
Myles Berkowitz ... John
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Storyline

The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first by the 23 years old, he wants to help her and starts an ad campaign behind her back... with unexpected results. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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He's 16. She's 22. All he wanted was her picture. What he got was... no small affair. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor en foco See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,273,469, 11 November 1984

Gross USA:

$4,994,094

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,994,094
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Delphi II Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debut theatrical feature film of both actor Jon Cryer and actress Jennifer Tilly. See more »

Quotes

Charles Cummings: Someone said "If you stand in one spot long enough, the whole world will pass by." I don't know who said that, but he's an idiot.
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Features Q*bert (1982) See more »

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Double Barrels
Composed, Written and Produced by Rupert Holmes
Performed by Chrissy Faith
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Snapshots of Laura
8 August 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

"No Small Affair" was a movie made at the height of the Brat Pack popularity. John Cryer and Demi Moore, two of the most prominent members of the group are showcased in this whimsical comedy about obsession. Jerry Schatzberg directed the film, which has a San Francisco setting.

The movie is in a way, the coming of age of Charles Cummings, a young amateur photographer who one day discovers a beautiful young woman while taking pictures at one of the piers. He will do anything in order to meet Laura, who at the beginning doesn't feel anything for him, but who is intrigued by his obsession, especially when he spends all his savings to have her face, and telephone number, plastered all over the tops of taxis. He was only trying to get Laura exposed to possible offers for a recording career, but the plan backfires and all she gets are sexual propositions.

John Cryer as Charles Cummings is charming. Demi Moore does good work as Laura. George Wendt, Peter Frechette, Ann Wedgeworth, Jeffrey Tambor, Jeniffer Tilly and Tim Robbings are seen in supporting roles.

The film is an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours.


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