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Release Date: October 5th, 1979

DVD Release Date: June 21st, 2005

R|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
When his wife, Jessica (Candice Bergen), leaves him for a chance at a music career, Phil Potter (Burt Reynolds) is devastated. He moves from New York City to Boston, joins a club for divorced men and cautiously begins an affair with a free-spirited schoolteacher named Marilyn (Jill Clayburgh), who genuinely seems to care about him. But when Jessica decides she wants Phil back, he jumps at the chance, only to wonder if perhaps he's made the wrong choice.

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning, Frances Sternhagen, Austin Pendleton, Mary Kay Place, MacIntyre Dixon

Director: Alan J. Pakula

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Paramount

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1970s, Emotional, New York City, Love, Love triangle, Transformation, Amusing, Charming, Brother, Rivalry, School


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture