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Only Love (1998)

Nico Rinaldi gets Dr. Matthew Heller to see his wife Silvia, born D'Alessandro, privately, about a tumor. This stirs doc's memory how they met 15 years before, as young medical idealists, ... See full summary »

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John Erman

Writers:

Erich Segal (book), Gerald Christopher (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marisa Tomei ... Evie
Rob Morrow ... Matthew Heller
Mathilda May ... Silvia Rinaldi
Jeroen Krabbé ... Francois
Georges Corraface ... Nico Rinaldi
Natacha Lindinger ... Denise
Paul Freeman ... Dallesandro
Cyril Nri Cyril Nri ... Eric Blair
Jonathan Aris ... Emil Becker
Michiel Nooter Michiel Nooter ... Gerrit Kleiman
Rodney Beddal Rodney Beddal ... Dino (as Rodney Beddall)
Sylvia Rotter Sylvia Rotter ... Anna-Maria
Kate Harper ... Dr. Hiller's Receptionist
Jeffery Kissoon ... Rashid
Jay Benedict ... Roger
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Nico Rinaldi gets Dr. Matthew Heller to see his wife Silvia, born D'Alessandro, privately, about a tumor. This stirs doc's memory how they met 15 years before, as young medical idealists, postulating for a relief expedition to (ficticious) civil war-ravaged Gomba in black Africa. After an Amsterdam prep course from Dr. François Francois, who warned they'll age a lot in year, the Chicago laborer's son and Italian industrialist's daughter left for man-made hell in the tropics. Written by KGF Vissers

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A story of friendship, sacrifice and second chances.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nur Liebe hält ewig See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Marisa Tomei was paid $1 million for her portrayal of Evie. See more »

Goofs

Evie presses Matthew to talk about what has been worrying him and she is holding his hand while she tells him that she can make him talk. In the next shot (taken from the opposite side) he is holding hers. See more »

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References Anna Karenina (1935) See more »

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"Only Love"is one of the best yet saddest, honest movies I've seen.
9 June 2000 | by lyn-25See all my reviews

I saw "Only Love" on television last week and I thought it was one of the best though saddest movies I've seen.Each of the three main characters I thought played equally good parts.Matthew was so genuine, tender and committed and he still got on with his life and ambitions even though he was heart broken.I fell in love with his manner. Evie was a fun loving true friend which encouraged me as too often we hear of friends moving away and the contact is broken forever.I believe we can have that type of friendship in real life. Silvia was a gentle,loving person and my heart went out to her as she gave up her "life" so to speak.Even though she was head strong in her ambitions,she still gave that up for her "word" Although I would have liked to see a happier ending for all I can see how this film was truly a love story in the fact that it was a sacrificial love.We humans are selfish and too often we make decisions on how it will effect "me" instead of looking out for the other. My husband and I cried when we watched it.It was good for both of us.


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