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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:

Ladino | English

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, Limited Release

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

The MG car is an anachronism. It is a TD, built in the early 1950's. It should be a TA from the 1930's. All TDs had solid wheels and TAs had the large wire wheels. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: They took my clothes.
David: You walked here like that?
Sarah: I had to see you one last time. I must look...
David: Adorable. Damn it, why can't you look terrible? I've been out walking the streets trying to convince myself I wasn't in love with you and I come back here and you're barefoot and you're adorable.
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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sweet movie
15 May 2004 | by LuvBrd81See all my reviews

This was a cute love story that kept me completely involved, even during the sub title part, which i generally do not enjoy. Being Jewish I could understand the conflict Sarah was going through between her family and love...and being in love with Tom Hanks I could completely see why she picked him :). I do not know how I never heard of this movie before, but I definitely enjoyed it. Only thing is, I wish we learnt more about the ending. What happened between Sarah and her family? Did Tom even make it through the war? I kinda wish they let us know...but I guess they let us use our imagination, and mine told me that it all went well! I would recommend this movie to anyone who is in the mood to see a nice, not too deep love story. Guys most likely should stay away!


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