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Same Time, Next Year (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 March 1979 (UK)
A married man and a married woman end up sleeping with each other, and decide to meet at the same place every year on the anniversary of their one night stand. As the years go by, they observe changes in each other and their relationship.

Director:

Robert Mulligan

Writers:

Bernard Slade (based on the stage play by), Bernard Slade (screenplay)
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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About two friends who meet on the same weekend each year.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ellen Burstyn ... Doris
Alan Alda ... George Peters
Ivan Bonar Ivan Bonar ... Chalmers
Bernie Kuby Bernie Kuby ... Waiter
Cosmo Sardo ... Second Waiter
David Northcutt David Northcutt ... Pilot #1
William Cantrell William Cantrell ... Pilot #2
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Storyline

A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

Anniversaries should be spent with the one you love... Even if you aren't married to them. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El año que viene a la misma hora See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,703,082

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,703,082
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (montage)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Doris (Ellen Burstyn)'s favorite movie stars were 'Cary Grant', Marlon Brando,Lon McCallister and Laurence Olivier. See more »

Goofs

The morning of the first encounter, Doris goes into the bathroom to take a bath. The sheet she has wrapped around herself keeps changing positions. It covers both shoulders when she is outside and only one when she is in the bathroom. See more »

Quotes

Doris: Well, I just overheard him talking to some of the guys, and he said that his... his time in the army were the best years of his life.
George: What's wrong with that? Lot of guys feel that way about the service.
Doris: Harry was in the army for 4 years and 3 of them were spent in the Japanese prison camp!
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Connections

References Happy Days (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

The Last Time I Felt Like This
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Johnny Mathis and Jane Olivor
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Comedy of the times - but still excellent.
9 August 1999 | by Jim B-2See all my reviews

This film is a great tale of the 50s,60s and 70s. It is another in the films which have made a wonderful transition from Broadway to Hollywood. It is undoubtedly schmaltzy. But Alda and Burstyn make up for any sentimentality with star performances. I have heard it called a chick flick, but here is one guy who believes it is a simply absorbing comedy/romance. Hand me a hankie and let me see it again!


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