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Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

R | | Drama | 8 September 1971 (USA)
Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »

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Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as the mood takes him. Both Alex and Dr Hirsh are aware of the other's existence but prefer to live with the situation rather than risk losing Elkin completely. But a wet winter weekend in London can be difficult. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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It's about three decent people. They will break your heart.

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Bloody Sunday  »

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The story is based on John Schlesinger's affair with the actor John Steiner. See more »

Quotes

Alex: I can't see why my having an affair with someone on and off is any worse that being *married* for a course or two at mealtimes.
Mrs. Greville: But darling... you keep throwing in your hand because you haven't got the whole thing. There *is* no whole thing, my poppet. You have to make it work.
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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Here We Go Loopty Loo
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Children's song
[Played on the phonograph during the montage of Alex and Bob playing with the Hodson children.]
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Should have received a Best Picture nomination
6 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

I recently saw Sunday, Bloody Sunday and thought it was brilliant. I was suprised it came out in 1971, it is definitely ahead of its time. The highlight of the movie is Peter Finch's role - it took guts to take a role like this back then. I'm glad he eventually went on to win the oscar for Network.


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