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Something Short of Paradise (1979)

A romantic comedy revolving around the on-again, off-again relationship of a young New York couple.

Director:

David Helpern

Writer:

Fred Barron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Madeline Ross
David Steinberg ... Harris Sloane
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Jean-Fidel Mileau
Marilyn Sokol Marilyn Sokol ... Ruthie Miller
Joe Grifasi ... Barney Collins
Robert Hitt Robert Hitt ... Edgar Kent
David Rasche ... David Ritchie
Bob Kaliban Bob Kaliban ... George Pendleton
Ted Pugh Ted Pugh ... Frank Barnett
Ann Robey Ann Robey ... Gail Barnett
William Francis William Francis ... Hotel Manager
Adrienne Jalbert Adrienne Jalbert ... Fru-Fru
Terrence O'Hara Terrence O'Hara ... Donny Conrad
Fred Nassif Fred Nassif ... Desk Clerk
Sonya Jennings Sonya Jennings ... Beth
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A romantic comedy revolving around the on-again, off-again relationship of a young New York couple.

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Love isn't blind... just a little nearsighted!

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Drama | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1982 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfect Love See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First theatrical film directed by David Helpern. His two previous works were documentaries and as of 2015, it remains as the only film he directed. See more »

Quotes

Harris Sloane: She talks so much about space, you'd think she was an astronaut.
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You Try Somebody Else
Written by Buddy G. DeSylva (as B. G. DeSylva), Ray Henderson & Lew Brown
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Love them both, but neither has a chance to stretch...
30 November 1999 | by heppesSee all my reviews

I love David Steinberg AND Susan Sarandon. Not sure if he has made any other movies. Basically, he's a film promoter and she's a film reporter, and they have an angst ridden affair spoiled by a her previous love affair gone sour. Kept my attention the whole time except at the end. Had much more potential for comedy but never really rose above OK. Seems neither he nor she got a chance to really stretch. Still, would recommend.


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