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Loving Couples (1980)

PG | | Comedy | 24 October 1980 (USA)
Wife is cheating her husband and the husband is cheating her back with her lover's girlfriend. The two cheating couples decide to go to a resort but they unintentionally pick the same one. Hilarity ensues.


Jack Smight


Martin Donovan (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine ... Dr. Evelyn Lucas Kirby
James Coburn ... Dr. Walter Kirby
Susan Sarandon ... Stephanie Beck
Stephen Collins ... Greg Plunkett
Sally Kellerman ... Mrs. Liggett
Nan Martin ... Walter's Nurse
Shelly Batt Shelly Batt ... Dulcy
Bernard Behrens ... Elegant Doctor
Anne Bloom ... Nurse
Fred Carney Fred Carney ... Hotel Clerk
Helena Carroll Helena Carroll ... Prudence
Marilyn Chris ... Sally
Pat Corley ... Delmonico Clerk
Michael Currie Michael Currie ... Ken
John Davis John Davis ... Cop Partner


Wife is cheating her husband and the husband is cheating her back with her lover's girlfriend. The two cheating couples decide to go to a resort but they unintentionally pick the same one. Hilarity ensues.

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Why do they call it "adultery," when it makes them act like children?




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24 October 1980 (USA) See more »

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4 passi sul lenzuolo See more »


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Did You Know?


The literal translation and English language title of Mai Zetterling's 1964 Swedish pregnancy and relationship drama Loving Couples (1964) is "Loving Couples". See more »


Referenced in The Americans: The Day After (2016) See more »


Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Fred Karlin
Sung by Syreeta
Produced and Arranged by Teddy Randazzo
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Great Pairing of Intelligent /Funny James Coburn w/Shirley Maclaine
28 July 2011 | by GregP89See all my reviews

Recently bought a ebay DVD of this film, and like the pairing of JCoburn & Shirley, as the professional physician contempories who become attracted to each other. One of hilarious early scenes has JCoburn driving in the country side in a convertible sports car, then upon upon gazing at Beautiful Shirley galloping on a horse along the road ..he loses track of the windey turns and crashes into a fence, only to have Shirley come to his aide, being a doctor. Certainly no HOF acting yet given the free wheeling love relationships of the DISCO crazed late 70's, the movie certainly captures the time, as does a similar film "The last Married Couple in America" (GSegal / Natalie Wood) of the era. Plus, I'd bet that the "King of Cool" In-Like-Flint actor with the best "Raised Eye-Brow Look" and best deep voice in Hollywood was also among the romantic suitors of Ms. MacClaine, as she interluded on Oprah, recently. Incidentally, this film was a break from the Ultra-adventure, action packed genre movies that JCoburn was doing thru much of the 60's, 70's, & 80's. I recommend it++,..and to the Republican reviewer who commented 'not to waste your time', I say 'do you remember the 70's ?' Drop the trite 'it was a smokey time' excuses, and don't deny that era didn't happen, and smile with recollection.

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