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Playmates (1972)

Two divorced men meet and become friends, but unbeknownst to each other, start dating each other's ex-wives.

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Richard Baer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Marshall Barnett
Connie Stevens ... Patti Holvey
Barbara Feldon ... Lois Barnett
Doug McClure ... Kermit Holvey
Severn Darden ... Roger, Man in Gallery
Roger Bowen ... Kiddieland Father
Eileen Brennan ... Amy
Tiger Williams Tiger Williams ... Johnny Holvey
Bryan Scott Bryan Scott ... Eric Barnett
Eloise Hardt Eloise Hardt ... Estelle Chase
Jim Antonio ... Nick (as James Antonio)
Leon Belasco ... Man at Concert
Janice Carroll Janice Carroll ... Waitress
Dick Balduzzi Dick Balduzzi ... Bartender
Debbie Dozier Debbie Dozier ... Bikini Girl
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Two divorced men meet and become friends, but unbeknownst to each other, start dating each other's ex-wives.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le couple idéal See more »

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ABC Circle Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Marshall Barnett: Didn't you enjoy that play we saw?
Patti Holvey: Some guy came out and said "I'm forbidden to love my sister" and some girl came out and said "I'm forbidden to love my father" - all I could think of is I'm forbidden to leave this theatre!
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A smart and funny romantic comedy...better than you might expect...
24 December 2008 | by Isaac5855See all my reviews

PLAYMATES was a 1972 ABC Movie of the Week which starred Alan Alda and Doug McClure as a pair of divorced dads who meet during a weekend outing with their kids, who strike up a friendship and start hanging out together. Their relationship becomes complicated when the two men introduce each other to their ex-wives and they start secretly start dating each other's exes. This formulaic romantic comedy isn't groundbreaking in any way but it does boasT a surprisingly deft screenplay and energetic performances from a willing cast. The connection between Alda's sophisticated businessman and McClure's blue collar everyman is a big plus as is the casting of Barbara Feldon as Alda's ex and Connie Stevens as McClure's. The clever script and the rock solid chemistry of the four leads make this film an unexpected delight that still holds up remarkably well, despite some dated elements.


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