Lovers and Other Strangers

Synopsis: Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife Joan are going through a divorce, which is upsetting his overly devout Catholic mother Beatrice. Also, Susan's father is carrying on an affair and her sex starved older sister Wilma is going through her troubles with her husband Johnny. All this is going on while Mike's best friend Jerry is trying to bed the maid of honor, Susan's cousin Brenda.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Cy Howard
Production: ABC
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 nominations.
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104 min

- Good-bye, boys.

- Bye-bye, son.

Is Joan coming to the barbecue?

Barbecue? I don't know

if she'll make the wedding.

I love weddings.

They're such a family thing.

And when it comes down

to the real nitty-gritty...

that's all a man has. His family.

- Mike, do you want some more soup?

- No, I'm full.

- How about you, Frank? More soup?

- I don't want no more soup.

- Go ahead, Frank. It's good soup.

- All right, let me have some more soup.


- Mike?

- No.

You're sure?

It's been a long time

since we all had a meal together.

- How's Nick?

- Who?

- Your roommate.

- Nick. He's fine.

Will we finally meet him at the wedding?

I promise you,

you'll see my roommate at the wedding.

A wedding is such a joyous event.

It's the joining of two people

together through thick and thin...

in a union of spiritual goodness,

forever and ever...

that only God can put asunder.

- You want some more veal, Mike?

- No, Ma.

- You want some more veal?

- I don't want no more veal.

- The butcher gave you good veal, Frank.

- Yeah, he's a good butcher.

It's not veiny.

I hate veiny veal.

So what's the story, Ritchie?

Get off his back.

Let him work out his own problems.

- Quiet. We're not talking about marriage.

- We're talking about divorce.

- If it was marriage, you could talk.

- But we're talking about divorce.

- So be quiet.

- Marriage is different from divorce.

So what's the story, Ritchie?

We're just not compatible.

- Hear that? They're not compatible.

- I heard, but I'm not listening.

Married for six years, all of a sudden

they want to be compatible.

- It's a phase.

- These stupid kids today.

Don't know what to do with themselves,

so they get a divorce for kicks.

That's what it is. Kicks.

It's 1970. It happens to a lot of couples.

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Renée Taylor

Renée Taylor (née Renée Wexler; March 19, 1933) is an American actress and writer. She is known for playing Fran Drescher's title character's outspoken mother, Sylvia Fine, on the TV series The Nanny. more…

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