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No Small Affair (1984)

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16 y.o. Charles loves to photograph. A cute girl's photo ends up in his camera. He later sees the older Laura singing in a bar. He takes a lot more photos of her and ends seeing her again, wishing to help her career.

Director:

Jerry Schatzberg

Writers:

Craig Bolotin (screenplay by) (as Charles Bolt), Terence Mulcahy (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Cryer ... Charles Cummings
Demi Moore ... Laura
George Wendt ... Jake
Peter Frechette ... Leonard
Elizabeth Daily ... Susan
Ann Wedgeworth ... Joan Cummings
Jeffrey Tambor ... Ken
Tim Robbins ... Nelson
Hamilton Camp ... Gus Sosnowski
Scott Getlin Scott Getlin ... Scott
Judith Baldwin ... Stephanie (as Judy Baldwin)
Jennifer Tilly ... Mona
Kene Holiday ... Walt Cronin (as Kene Holliday)
Thomas Adams Thomas Adams ... Waiter
Myles Berkowitz ... John
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The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first by the 23 years old, he wants to help her and starts an ad campaign behind her back... with unexpected results. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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He's 16. She's 22. All he wanted was her picture. What he got was... no small affair. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

This picture and Toy Soldiers (1984) were the debut cinema movies of actor Tim Robbins. See more »

Quotes

Charles Cummings: Sometimes it seems like nothing ever works out. What's worse is sometimes things almost work out then fall apart. If this is the way life is how do people stand it?
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Connections

References Ms. Pac-Man (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

My Funny Valentine
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Performed by Chrissy Faith
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An 80s version of It Should Happen To You
27 February 2004 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

I just watched this movie today again after having it sit on my shelf for a few years. I don't remember if I thought it was such a hot movie when I first saw it, or that I bought it because it was just cheap and might come in handy some Saturday afternoon that I might be searching for a little 80s entertainment.

It's not a bad movie, don't get me wrong. And you're likely to enjoy it if you've been impressed with Jon Cryer's catalog of 80s movies, given that most of them were mediochre. And, you're likely to enjoy it if you like Demi Moore's early 80s films as well. She'll even sing you a number or two.

I find this movie to be charming as an 80s version of an old Judy Holiday/Jack Lemmon movie called 'It Should Happen to You' in which Lemmon plays a documentary filmmaker and Holiday plays a young woman looking to get famous by posting her billboards up around the city. It's not quite the same story exactly, but there are similarities. Nonetheless, 'No Small Affair' is a nice little love story. Not boom boom grand, but just a pleasant little film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,273,469, 11 November 1984

Gross USA:

$4,994,094

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,994,094
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Delphi II Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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