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Falling in Love (1984)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 21 November 1984 (USA)
During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train ... See full summary »

Director:

Ulu Grosbard
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Frank Raftis
Meryl Streep ... Molly Gilmore
Harvey Keitel ... Ed Lasky
Jane Kaczmarek ... Ann Raftis
George Martin ... John Trainer
David Clennon ... Brian Gilmore
Dianne Wiest ... Isabelle
Victor Argo ... Victor Rawlins
Wiley Earl Wiley Earl ... Mike Raftis
Jesse Bradford ... Joe Raftis
Chevi Colton Chevi Colton ... Elevator Woman
Richard Giza Richard Giza ... Salesman
Frances Conroy ... Waitress
James Ryan ... Cashier
Sonny Abagnale Sonny Abagnale ... Tow Truck Driver
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Storyline

During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married and Frank has two little kids, they meet more and more often, their friendship becoming the most precious thing in their lives. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rizzoli Affair See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,293,710, 25 November 1984

Gross USA:

$11,129,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,129,057
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jane Fonda and Jessica Lange were considered for the role of Molly Gilmore. See more »

Goofs

During several exterior Metro North run-by's, the film sequences are shown inverted. Trains coming towards the camera should run on the viewers left (as trains and cars both drive on the right in the US) and the motorman's front window should be on the viewers left, as seen in the sequences shot in Grand Central Terminal. See more »

Quotes

Molly Gilmore: [talking to Isabelle about Frank] No, I think about him every day. Last thought before I fall asleep and first thought when I wake up. I talk to myself all day about him, even when I'm talking to somebody else, even when I'm talking to you now I'm talking to myself about him. Brian thinks I'm ill, he thinks that it has to do with my father, he thinks the stress and, you know, all that... Thinks I'm having a breakdown, but I'm not, there's nothing wrong with me. Except that I love him.
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Connections

References Brief Encounter (1945) See more »

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It's the acting that made it great
29 August 2000 | by amira_berziSee all my reviews

In a very long time, I haven't seen a good movie about a love story without being against the background of modern complexities or any special times that help add spices to it, yet leaving an impact that cannot be ignored. It is a story that is moving if happening in the fifteenth century equally as in the twentieth, twenty first and forever. A woman and a man at any given time of history can relate to it and that's the beauty of it. This is a lovely example of how such remarkable acting can bring the simplest of stories so alive. De Niro and Streep have outdone themselves in this movie conveying such deep feelings in such a simple context: a story that probably happens everyday, but in this movie they make you feel it, making you aware of its complexity despite its lack of any extraordinary circumstances. Even though De Niro as an actor always embodies such charisma and sex appeal, he able to carry himself as such a regular simple man-all that there is to him is that he is in love with a married woman other than his wife. As for Streep, she is similarly outstanding. Together, they bring depth to a story, that otherwise could be perceived as simple and not worth telling.

In my opinion this is the most important element in movies: seeing a story through the people going through it.


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