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Just Between Friends (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama | 21 March 1986 (USA)
Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested.

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Allan Burns

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Allan Burns
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Tyler Moore ... Holly Davis
Julie Payne Julie Payne ... Karen
Beverly Sanders ... Judy
Salome Jens ... Helga
Ted Danson ... Chip Davis
Read Morgan ... Charlie
Christine Lahti ... Sandy Dunlap
Sam Waterston ... Harry Crandall
Susan Rinell ... Kim Davis
Timothy Gibbs Timothy Gibbs ... Jeff Davis
Diane Stilwell Diane Stilwell ... Carla
James MacKrell James MacKrell ... Bill (as Jim McKrell)
Chet Collins Chet Collins ... Stage Manager
Castulo Guerra ... Sportscaster
Mark Blum ... George Margolin
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Storyline

Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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They loved. They laughed. They lied. All in the name of friendship.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Something in Common See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,390,718, 23 March 1986

Gross USA:

$6,408,791

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,408,791
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The second of three big-screen features produced by MTM Enterprises. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sandy Dunlap: Who gave you those shoes?
Holly Davis: A friend... an old friend.
Sandy Dunlap: Well, she has terrific taste. But who picked out the rest of your outfit?
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Features H.O.T.S. (1979) See more »

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Filled With Clichés & Screams: "Lifetime Television For Women!"
12 May 2002 | by Blooeyz2001See all my reviews

This movie has the unlikely premise of two woman becoming friends all the while unaware that they're in love with the same man. Mary Tyler Moore is Holly, the wife. Christine Lahti is Sandy the girlfriend. Ted Danson (ugly as ever) is Chip. This movie wants you to believe that a woman who is career driven, has a foul mouth, lives on junk food, chain smokes, wears funky (a.k.a. ugly) clothes & has big hair she's automatically "interesting" (Sandy). If she's married & loves her husband, lives a healthy lifestyle, has two teenage kids & a beautiful home, doesn't work outside that home, & is a kind person she's "boring" (Holly). The message is pretty twisted. This movie is loaded with clichés, is unrealistic & has a TV movie feel to it even though it was released in theaters. Despite it's flaws, the soap opera plot does keep you interested, but the storyline drags on at times.


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