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Mad Love (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 May 1995 (USA)
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The wild and sexy story of two passionate young people who take to the road for the incredible adventure of their lives.


Antonia Bird


Paula Milne





Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... Matt Leland
Drew Barrymore ... Casey Roberts
Matthew Lillard ... Eric
Richard Chaim Richard Chaim ... Duncan
Robert Nadir Robert Nadir ... Coach
Joan Allen ... Margaret Roberts
Jude Ciccolella ... Richard Roberts
Amy Sakasitz ... Joanna Leland
T.J. Lowther ... Adam Leland
Kevin Dunn ... Clifford Leland
Elaine Miles ... Housekeeper
Sharon Collar Sharon Collar ... Librarian
Selene H. Vigil Selene H. Vigil ... Singer
Valerie M. Agnew Valerie M. Agnew ... Drummer
Roisin Dunne Roisin Dunne ... Guitar


The high-school student Matt Leland lives with his twin brother and sister and his father in a house by the lake. When the teenager Casey Roberts moves to the house on the other side of the lake, Matt snoops into her room with his telescope. They meet each other and soon they fall in love with each other. One day, Matt is taking a test at school and Casey activates the fire alarm to stop the test. She is suspended and her father decides to check her into a psychiatric institution. However Matt breaks her out of the hospital. They travel in Matt's car and have lots of fun until the day Matt discovers that Casey has bipolar disorder with periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. When she tries to commit suicide, Matt realizes that she needs specialized help. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and issues of an emotionally disturbed teen,including risk-taking situations and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the role of Matt Leland. See more »


Matt: You think I'm crazy?
Casey: You're asking me?
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As Long As You Hold Me
Written by Billy Bragg
Performed by Kirsty MacColl
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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Not BAD, but...
28 December 1998 | by Jodie-4See all my reviews

This wasn't necessarily a bad movie, but it wasn't that good either. It desperately tried to cash in on the teen audience, with a "hip" cast and soundtrack, but as a teenager I couldn't really relate. Chris O'Donnell's performance was pretty bland, but Drew spiced it up a bit. It started to get better towards the end when we finally got to see the extent of Drew's depression, but the first 3/4 of the movie was such a paint by numbers approach to a romance that I'm not sure that it was worth the wait. Leaves little to criticize, but even less to praise.

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Release Date:

26 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,820,171, 29 May 1995

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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