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A Little Romance (1979)

A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who go to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius, who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt... See full summary »

Director:

George Roy Hill

Writers:

Allan Burns (screenplay), Claude Klotz (novel) (as Patrick Cauvin)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Olivier ... Julius
Diane Lane ... Lauren
Thelonious Bernard Thelonious Bernard ... Daniel
Arthur Hill ... Richard King
Sally Kellerman ... Kay King
Broderick Crawford ... Brod
David Dukes ... George de Marco
Andrew Duncan ... Bob Duryea
Claudette Sutherland Claudette Sutherland ... Janet Duryea
Graham Fletcher-Cook ... Londet
Ashby Semple Ashby Semple ... Natalie
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ... Michel Michon
Jacques Maury Jacques Maury ... Inspector Leclerc
Anna Massey ... Ms. Siegel
Peter Maloney ... Martin
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Storyline

A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who go to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius, who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt to ensure the teens' love forever, the three journey to Venice. Written by Felicia H. Berke <feberke@vassar.edu>

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

27 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un pequeño romance See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Broderick Crawford: As himself playing the star of a political assassination thriller filming in Paris. See more »

Goofs

Around minute 51 when on the Champs-Elysees a pedestrian makes an obscene gesture to the camera. They should've noticed this and re-shot on the spot. See more »

Quotes

Londet: [Enters and finds Daniel talking to Lauren] What are your doing? They're looking for you. I said you were taking a leak.
Daniel Michon: [to Lauren] I have to go.
Londet: [Looking at Lauren and saying in French] Nice boobs!
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A lovely movie about movies and love
14 March 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This movie seems to be about the problems of growing up smarter than everyone else, but it's a very complicated little movie. Everyone in this movie wants to be like the people in the movies, even though they fall far short. There is a brief cameo by Broderick Crawford at a wrap party. Crawford is not interested in art. He wants booze and broads. The director, who is romancing Diane Lane's mother, is a schlock director, but is flattered by people's belief he is an artist. Olivier plays an old man who pretends to be many things, but turns out to be a petty crook. As for the two young lovers who want to seal their love by kissing under the Bridge of Sighs in Venice as the church bells sound, they want to be Bogey and Bacall.

Well, didn't we all? Don't we all?


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