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Violets Are Blue... (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 25 April 1986 (USA)
Young love may endure in your heart and one day re-ignite, but reality may soon dowse the flames.

Director:

Jack Fisk

Writer:

Naomi Foner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sissy Spacek ... Gussie Sawyer
Kevin Kline ... Henry Squires
Bonnie Bedelia ... Ruth Squires
John Kellogg ... Ralph Sawyer
Jim Standiford Jim Standiford ... Addy Squires
Augusta Dabney Augusta Dabney ... Ethel Sawyer
Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Sara Mae
Adrian Sparks ... George
Annalee Jefferies ... Sally
Mike Starr ... Tony
Brian Sargis Brian Sargis ... Squid
Keith Sargis Keith Sargis ... Bryant
Michael Mack Michael Mack ... Ben
Erin Malooly Erin Malooly ... Erin
Megan Malooly Megan Malooly ... Kathleen
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Storyline

Gussie is a talented photographer who wants to break free of her small Maryland seaside town and see the world. Henry wants to stay and run the the local newspaper. The two high school sweethearts go their separate ways until Gussie returns to visit her parents. Henry has married Ruth and had a son while Gussie is single. He has kept track of her career and still carries a torch for her. He invites her for dinner at his house one night and they begin an affair after Henry walks her home. Thus begins a bittersweet affair that proves you can't change the past or someone you love. Written by jacartist66

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There's a summer you'll always remember, and a hope that if you go back, it will all happen again. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

violets are blue See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$256,581, 13 April 1986

Gross USA:

$4,743,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,743,287
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second and final of two cinema movies where husband Jack Fisk directed wife Sissy Spacek. The first had been Raggedy Man (1981) around five years earlier. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Vienna Blood Waltz
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Used by permmission of Play-Rite Music Rolls, Inc.
Music by Johann Strauss (uncredited)
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I love Kevin Kline.
25 April 2002 | by MarppreisSee all my reviews

Kevin Kline is one of my very favorites. He's quite sexy in this film. Sissy Spacek is beautiful. When the two looked at each other, they made the screen melt. This is one time I was rooting for the 'other woman.' It makes us all think about the one that got away.


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