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Bobby Deerfield (1977)

Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.

Director:

Sydney Pollack

Writers:

Alvin Sargent (screenplay), Erich Maria Remarque (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Bobby
Marthe Keller ... Lillian
Anny Duperey ... Lydia
Walter McGinn Walter McGinn ... The Brother
Van Doude ... The Flutist
Gérard Hernandez Gérard Hernandez ... Carlos Del Montanaro
Stephan Meldegg Stephan Meldegg ... Karl Holtzmann
Norm Nielsen Norm Nielsen ... The Magician (as Norm Nielson)
Romolo Valli ... Uncle Luigi
Jaime Sánchez ... Delvecchio (as Jaime Sanchez)
Mickey Knox ... Tourist
Dorothy James Dorothy James ... Tourist
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Priest In The Garden
Monique Lejeune Monique Lejeune ... Catherine Modave
Steve Gadler Steve Gadler ... Bertrand Modave
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Storyline

Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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He had to meet her - to find himself! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 November 1977 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Momento, Uma Vida See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,300,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,300,000
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (DVD version)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Background shots and second-unit photography for this picture was filmed at real 1976 Formula One races by Sydney Pollack and a camera crew spending many weekends in such European countries as Spain, France, England, Belgium and Monte Carlo. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bobby Deerfield: She sailed at the dawning...
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Alternate Versions

25 minutes of the film were cut for the network TV showings; premium movie channels (such as Cinemax) show the complete 124 min version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stella Street: Bongo in the Congo (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Boo-Hoo!
Music by Carmen Lombardo and John Jacob Loeb
Words by Edward Heyman
Sung by Al Pacino and Marthe Keller
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One of the worst films ever
17 May 2000 | by rachdeverauxSee all my reviews

Boredom, ennui, and ridiculous method acting (yes, even from Al Pacino) combine to make THE worst movie experience I have ever had. I found absolutely nothing to relate to with any of the characters. The cinematography was among the least imaginative ever. And, the nonsensical script and sophomoric dialogue are even worse than the acting and direction -- and that's not easy to achieve. What a total mess!!!!


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