Willie and Phil Poster

Release Date: 1980

R|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
Life imitates art when two Manhattanites -- pompous teacher Willie (Michael Ontkean) and quiet photographer Phil (Ray Sharkey) -- become friends after a thought-provoking screening of "Jules et Jim," Truffaut's classic film about a decades-long ménage à trois. Soon, the men meet Jeanette (Margot Kidder), a sexually liberated southern transplant who promptly falls for both of them. Frustrated passions curdle into jealousy as Jeanette entertains love affairs with each in the ensuing years.

Cast: Michael Ontkean, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, Jan Miner, Tom Brennan, Julie Bovasso, Louis Guss, Kathleen Maguire

Director: Paul Mazursky

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Love triangle, Father, New York City, Amusing, Sister, Mother, Love, 1970s, Rivalry, Friendship, Transformation, Melodramatic