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Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War | 14 November 1986 (USA)
A Protestant World War II pilot and a Jewish girl fall in love in Jerusalem, even though their diverse backgrounds threaten to pull them apart.

Director:

Moshé Mizrahi (as Moshe Mizrahi)

Writers:

Moshé Mizrahi (story) (as Moshe Mizrahi), Moshé Mizrahi (screenplay) (as Moshe Mizrahi) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... David
Cristina Marsillach ... Sarah
Benedict Taylor ... Peter
Anat Atzmon ... Victoria
Gila Almagor ... Lea
Moni Moshonov ... Nessim (as Monny Moshonov)
Avner Hizkiyahu ... Raphael (as Avner Hiskyahu)
Esther Parnass Esther Parnass ... Rosa
Orna Porat ... Mrs. Finkelstein
Nissim Azikri ... Shaltiel (as Nissim Azikry)
Moshe Ivgy ... Daniel (as Moshe Ivgi)
David Menachem David Menachem ... Elie
Avi Keidar Avi Keidar ... Sammy
Alon Aboutboul ... Joseph (as Alan Abovtboul)
Dafna Armoni ... Clara (as Daphne Armony)
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Storyline

An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to each other but she is convinced their diverse backgrounds mean it could never work; not only is he a gentile, his father is a protestant minister. So though they keep running into each other in the small community, they find themselves just as frequently parting again. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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in a time and a world of impossible love, he would accept nothing less than everything. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Israel | USA

Language:

English | Ladino

Release Date:

14 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liebe ist ein Spiel auf Zeit See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,200, 16 November 1986

Gross USA:

$278,623
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sarah and Victoria's family are Sephardic (or Sephardi or Separdim) Jews who because of the diaspora, lived in North Africa, Spain and Portugal around 1,000 AD. They spoke a language called Ladino, which is an amalgam of Spanish, Hebrew and Aramaic. The etymology of "Sephardic" is from a country mentioned in the book of Obadiah in the Hebrew Bible, and is believed to be representing Spain. The Sepharic were exiled from Spain by the Alhambra Decree of 1492. See more »

Goofs

In a number of scenes, Tom Hanks is dressed in a gray colored RAF uniform. The RAF uniform color is blue, and have never worn gray. See more »

Quotes

David: What language was that you were speaking?
Sarah: Spanish.
David: How did you and Victoria come to speak Spanish?
Sarah: It is what we speak at home.
David: Oh, your family came from Spain?
Sarah: Yes.
David: Recently?
Sarah: About 400 years.
David: They must have some good memories.
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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A good movie
28 May 2006 | by rdorritySee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the movie when I first saw it years ago, and when I saw it was available on DVD, I had to buy it. Second watching was not as enjoyable as I noticed a few glaring historical flaws. On the DVD cover there is a picture of a B17 alongside Hanks in his RAF uniform. The B17 does not appear in the movie, neither did the RAF use them in the North African desert. The plane Hanks actually flies is a 1944, Rolls-Royce Merlin powered P51 Mustang, complete with bubble canopy (The movie is set in 1942, just before El Alamein) However, apart from that, a great movie to watch - Jerusalem looks fantastic. Its good to see a movie about Sephardic Jews (I get so sick of always seeing Jewish people portrayed as Ashkenazi - You know "Oy Vay, my life already!) Buy it, watch it, enjoy (Oy Vay!)


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