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PG| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
When wealthy Harvard University law student Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O'Neal) meets Jenny Cavilleri (Ali MacGraw), a middle-class girl who is studying music at Radcliffe College, it's love at first sight. Despite the protests of Oliver's father (Ray Milland), the young couple marry. Oliver finds a job at a legal firm in New York City, but their happy life comes crashing down when it's discovered that Jenny has a terminal illness. Together, they try to cope with the situation as best they can.

Cast: Ali MacGraw , Ryan O'Neal , Ray Milland , Katherine Balfour , John Marley , Russell Nype , Sydney Walker , Robert Modica

Director: Arthur Hiller

Genres: Romance

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Love Story (1970)

Release Date: December 16th, 1970|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • The interesting thing is that Hiller has saved the movie without substantially changing anything in the book. show more

  • Love Story is actually better than Segal's previously released best-seller (written from his screenplay in order to promote the film). But then that's not saying much. show more

  • It looks to be clean and pure and without artifice, even though it is possibly as sophisticated as any commercial American movie ever made. show more

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