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Sweet Hearts Dance (1988)

Wiley and Sandra have been happily married for years, but are now breaking up. Sam, Wiley's childhood friend, is starting to fall in love with a new teacher at the high school. As they try ... See full summary »

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Robert Greenwald

Writer:

Ernest Thompson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Johnson ... Wiley Boon
Susan Sarandon ... Sandra Boon
Jeff Daniels ... Sam Manners
Elizabeth Perkins ... Adie Nims
Kate Reid ... Pearne Manners
Justin Henry ... Kyle Boon
Holly Marie Combs ... Debs Boon
Heather Coleman Heather Coleman ... BJ Boon
Matthew Wohl ... Dick Merezini
Steven Stabler Steven Stabler ... Wayne Rodemeyer
Laurie Corbin Laurie Corbin ... Claire Norton
Lanie Conklin Lanie Conklin ... Darielle Johnson
Jock MacDonald Jock MacDonald ... Peter Barrett
Frits Momsen Frits Momsen ... Joe Canecki
Stephen Robert Moorhead Stephen Robert Moorhead ... Bobby Canecki
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Wiley and Sandra have been happily married for years, but are now breaking up. Sam, Wiley's childhood friend, is starting to fall in love with a new teacher at the high school. As they try to adjust to these conflicting emotions, they face needing to evaluate their own relationship. Written by <Vertigus@aol.com>

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Some people fall in love, some people step in it.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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During one of the balcony shots a second camera crew can be seen shooting the reverses. See more »

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A must see for couples with fading relationships
1 March 2010 | by vrangerSee all my reviews

I read some of the other reviews here, and quite a few of these people don't understand the reason for this movie at all.

It is not meant to titillate, amuse, or thrill you. It is a spot on slice of life movie about a couple who love each other, but don't understand why their lives are driving straight into the doldrums. They don't know how to communicate about it, and all they really need to succeed in their relationship is to do just that.

There is a strong object lesson here that if watched and grasped, could save most marriages that fail for similar reasons.

This is not to say that the movie is without charm to entertain, it has plenty. But I didn't give this movie a 9 for its straight entertainment value, I gave it a 9 for its relationship educational value.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet Hearts Dance See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,116,902, 25 September 1988

Gross USA:

$3,790,493

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,790,493
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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