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Players (1979)

A rising tennis star falls for an older woman engaged with a wealthy man she doesn't love. Will he become the next John McEnroe? Will she choose love over financial security?

Director:

Anthony Harvey
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali MacGraw ... Nicole
Dean Paul Martin ... Chris (as Dean-Paul Martin)
Maximilian Schell ... Marco
Pancho González ... Self (as Pancho Gonzalez)
Steve Guttenberg ... Rusty (as Steven Guttenberg)
Melissa Prophet Melissa Prophet ... Ann
Guillermo Vilas Guillermo Vilas ... Self
Ion Tiriac Ion Tiriac ... Self
Dan Maskell Dan Maskell ... Self - Wimbledon BBC Tennis Commentator
John McEnroe ... Self
Ilie Nastase Ilie Nastase ... Self
Tom Gullikson Tom Gullikson ... Self
John Lloyd John Lloyd ... Self
Dennis Ralston Dennis Ralston ... Self (as Denis Ralston)
Vijay Amritraj ... Self
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A rising tennis star falls for an older woman engaged with a wealthy man she doesn't love. Will he become the next John McEnroe? Will she choose love over financial security?

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Trivia

Ali MacGraw was cast in this movie based on a desire by Paramount Pictures to re-create the box-office success of Love Story (1970), in which MacGraw had co-starred with Ryan O'Neal. See more »

Alternate Versions

ABC edited 25 minutes from this film for its 1984 network television premiere. See more »

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Great movie well acted
22 October 2017 | by tonyyywSee all my reviews

This is a great movie so don't listen to the negative rubbish spouted by the previous posters. Its a love story and very authentic in its presentation. The tennis scenes are excellent and so is Dean Paul Martin. So if you want to see a soppy love film about tennis then this is well worth a watch. Obviously a bit dated now but well worth watching.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Spiel mit der Liebe See more »

Filming Locations:

Wimbledon, London, England, UK

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,896,094

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,896,094
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Company Credits

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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