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The Way We Were

  • Drama
  • 1973
  • Sydney Pollack
  • 113 mins
  • PG

Summary

Romantic drama starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. New York, 1945: in a nightclub, Katie Morosky encounters Hubbell Gardiner, the young man she loved from afar at university. Then, as now, their personalities and goals were very different but in matters of the heart, opposites can attract.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

In this glossy romantic drama, Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford play the ideal odd couple: she's poor, jittery, Jewish and a radical; he's rich, self-assured, Gentile and conservative. Their relationship is set against the backdrop of a changing America, including the McCarthy-era witch-hunts, and every scene seems dreamed up by a dating-agency computer, though the sheer professionalism of the picture and the performances can't fail to touch you. Redford, as a character seemingly hewn from the pages of F Scott Fitzgerald (he's a writer to boot), is perfectly cast and Streisand is simply Streisand. Watch out for James Woods in an early role.

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Credits

Cast

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Katie MoroskyBarbra Streisand
Hubbell GardinerRobert Redford
JJBradford Dillman
Carol AnnLois Chiles
George BissingerPatrick O'Neal (1)
Paula ReisnerViveca Lindfors
Rhea EdwardsAllyn Ann McLerie
Brooks CarpenterMurray Hamilton
Bill VersoHerb Edelman
Vicki BissingerDiana Ewing
Pony DunbarSally Kirkland
Peggy VanderbiltMarcia Mae Jones
Frankie McVeighJames Woods

Crew

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DirectorSydney Pollack

Details

Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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