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A Perfect Couple (1979)

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A repressed, middle-aged divorced U.S. Greek meets a young singer through a dating service and becomes smitten.

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Robert Altman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dooley ... Alex Theodopoulos
Marta Heflin ... Sheila Shea
Titos Vandis ... Panos Theodopoulos
Belita Moreno ... Eleousa
Henry Gibson ... Fred Bott
Dimitra Arliss ... Athena
Allan F. Nicholls ... Dana 115
Ann Ryerson ... Skye 147 Veterinarian
Poppy Lagos Poppy Lagos ... Melpomeni Bott
Dennis Franz ... Costa
Margery Bond Margery Bond ... Wilma
Mona Golabek Mona Golabek ... Mona
Terry Wills Terry Wills ... Ben
Susan Blakeman Susan Blakeman ... Penelope Bott
Melanie Bishop ... Star
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Storyline

Alex Theodopolous is a mid-40s, divorced Greek-American who has moved back to the spacious estate of his autocratic immigrant father, who is also his boss in the family's successful antique importing business. He meets Shiela Shea through a dating service, but their first date turns into an unmitigated disaster when they are caught in thundershower during an outdoor concert, and Alex's car malfunctions. Twenty-something Sheila is part of traveling rock band which lives a gypsy-like existence in a communal loft under their controlling leader. Can Alex and Shiela overcome cultural, age, and lifestyle differences and find happiness? Written by duke1029

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What do you do when everything between the two of you seems wrong? ...fall in love.


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Romance See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lion's Gate Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Paul Dooley did not find out he had been cast in the film until a friend told him that it was mentioned in "Daily Variety." See more »

Quotes

ER doctor: [to Alex] You've got to stay in bed for a while. Do you want somme pain killers?
Sheila Shea: Yes.
Alex Theodopoulos: No!
ER doctor: Some doctors don't like to give out painkillers, but when you've seen as much pain as I have, it makes you want to kill it.
ER doctor: [to both] I don't think you two should be kissing while I'm suturing,
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Lonely Millionaire
Written by Cliff De Young & Tony Berg
Performed by Steven Sharp and Marta Heflin
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One of my all-time favorites!
11 March 2002 | by jumawardSee all my reviews

I loved this movie from the first time I saw it. Sure, it's basically a new take on Romeo and Juliet, but it's still a good flick. The music is undoubtedly the best part {especially when "Bobbie" sings 'Lonely Millionaire (swoon)}--if Keepin' 'Em Off the Streets were a real band, I'd be their biggest fan.

Does anyone know how I might get a copy of A Perfect Couple?


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