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Violets Are Blue... (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 25 April 1986 (USA)
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 overview, first billed only:
Sissy Spacek ... Gussie Sawyer
Kevin Kline ... Henry Squires
Bonnie Bedelia ... Ruth Squires
John Kellogg ... Ralph Sawyer
Jim Standiford Jim Standiford ... Addy Squires
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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There's a summer you'll always remember, and a hope that if you go back, it will all happen again. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

The film's title on many movie posters was spelled in lower case i.e "violets are blue". See more »

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Soundtracks

One Day
(Love Song from "Violets are blue")
Written by Patrick Williams and Will Jennings
Produced by Jay Gruska and Patrick Williams
Performed by Laura Branigan
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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So many memories
3 March 2005 | by irishgypsyeyesSee all my reviews

This movie brought back so many memories of Ocean City, Maryland. My husband and I met there and we had so many fond memories.....we were together 33 years years and since his passing two years ago, I find myself traveling to the ocean to recapture that peace and tranquility we both had there. The movie lets me see and remember those things that young people experience in a small resort town. We lived there during the late 60's early 70's and the movie pinpointed one of the buildings we had lived in during that time, what a pleasure it was to watch the actors walk through places that my husband and I had shared many years ago......thank you!


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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$256,581, 13 April 1986

Gross USA:

$4,743,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,743,287
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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