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Violets Are Blue... (1986)

Young love may endure in your heart and one day re-ignite, but reality may soon dowse the flames.

Director:

Jack Fisk

Writer:

Naomi Foner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sissy Spacek ... Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
Kevin Kline ... Henry Squires
Bonnie Bedelia ... Ruth Squires
John Kellogg ... Ralph Sawyer
Jim Standiford Jim Standiford ... Addy Squires
Augusta Dabney Augusta Dabney ... Ethel Sawyer
Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Sara Mae
Adrian Sparks ... George
Annalee Jefferies ... Sally
Mike Starr ... Tony
Brian Sargis Brian Sargis ... Squid
Keith Sargis Keith Sargis ... Bryant
Michael Mack Michael Mack ... Ben
Erin Malooly Erin Malooly ... Erin
Megan Malooly Megan Malooly ... Kathleen
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Storyline

Gussie is a talented photographer who wants to break free of her small Maryland seaside town and see the world. Henry wants to stay and run the the local newspaper. The two high school sweethearts go their separate ways until Gussie returns to visit her parents. Henry has married Ruth and had a son while Gussie is single. He has kept track of her career and still carries a torch for her. He invites her for dinner at his house one night and they begin an affair after Henry walks her home. Thus begins a bittersweet affair that proves you can't change the past or someone you love. Written by jacartist66

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Nothing ever felt better. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

violets are blue See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,743,287
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In this film, lead actress Sissy Spacek was directed by her husband Jack Fisk. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Vienna Blood Waltz
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Used by permmission of Play-Rite Music Rolls, Inc.
Music by Johann Strauss (uncredited)
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Heartbreaking...
12 December 2001 | by willa2puddySee all my reviews

A movie everyone can relate to. Lost love, a chance to go back and relive the past. I think everyone would like to try it just once. Kevin Kline is the sensitive leading man, and Sissy Spacek plays a great 'other woman'. Set in Ocean City, this movie will leave you remembering "The Good Times".


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