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Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War | 14 November 1986 (USA)
A Protestant World War II pilot and a Jewish girl fall in love in Jerusalem, even though their diverse backgrounds threaten to pull them apart.

Director:

Moshé Mizrahi (as Moshe Mizrahi)

Writers:

Moshé Mizrahi (story) (as Moshe Mizrahi), Moshé Mizrahi (screenplay) (as Moshe Mizrahi) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... David
Cristina Marsillach ... Sarah
Benedict Taylor ... Peter
Anat Atzmon ... Victoria
Gila Almagor ... Lea
Moni Moshonov ... Nessim (as Monny Moshonov)
Avner Hizkiyahu ... Raphael (as Avner Hiskyahu)
Esther Parnass Esther Parnass ... Rosa
Orna Porat ... Mrs. Finkelstein
Nissim Azikri ... Shaltiel (as Nissim Azikry)
Moshe Ivgy ... Daniel (as Moshe Ivgi)
David Menachem David Menachem ... Elie
Avi Keidar Avi Keidar ... Sammy
Alon Aboutboul ... Joseph (as Alan Abovtboul)
Dafna Armoni ... Clara (as Daphne Armony)
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Storyline

An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to each other but she is convinced their diverse backgrounds mean it could never work; not only is he a gentile, his father is a protestant minister. So though they keep running into each other in the small community, they find themselves just as frequently parting again. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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in a time and a world of impossible love, he would accept nothing less than everything. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Israel | USA

Language:

English | Ladino

Release Date:

14 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liebe ist ein Spiel auf Zeit See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,200, 16 November 1986

Gross USA:

$278,623

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$278,623
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sarah and Victoria's family are Sephardic (or Sephardi or Separdim) Jews who because of the diaspora, lived in North Africa, Spain and Portugal around 1,000 AD. They spoke a language called Ladino, which is an amalgam of Spanish, Hebrew and Aramaic. The etymology of "Sephardic" is from a country mentioned in the book of Obadiah in the Hebrew Bible, and is believed to be representing Spain. The Sepharic were exiled from Spain by the Alhambra Decree of 1492. See more »

Goofs

An Austin A40 Devon saloon is briefly featured. It was not introduced until 1947. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: What did your family think about you joining the RAF?
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Connections

Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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Old Fashioned Love Story
17 December 2006 | by angelsunchainedSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1986 when I was 28 years old. I'm a big fan of Tom Hanks, and at the time, this was really an off-beat role for him. I enjoyed this movie for a number of reasons. It was like the love stories of the 1940s. There is really no action at all in this film, just the central theme that "True Love Conquers All". This story takes place during World war II, and I disagree with some others here who find the relationship pure fantasy. In a time of war, when human life is so fragile, normal thought processes cease. Let's live for the moment becomes the central theme of things. For a soldier or for one who loves him/her, the only thing that is important is the now. Tom Hanks gives his typical outstanding performance. Spanish actress Cristina Marsillach is stunningly attractive. Being a romantic at heart, I like happy endings. Every Time We Say Good-Bye is a sentimental and moving love story.


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