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The Way We Were

118 min
Drama | Romance
IMDB rate:
Sydney Pollack
Won 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1973-10-19
Filming Locations: Ballston Spa, New York, USA
Gross: $49,919,870 (USA) ( 1974)
Diana Ewing
Diana Ewing
The Way We Were
Allyn Ann McLerie
Allyn Ann McLerie
The Way We Were
Barbra Streisand
Robert Redford
Bradford Dillman
Lois Chiles
Carol Ann
Patrick O'Neal
George Bissinger
Viveca Lindfors
Paula Reisner
Murray Hamilton
Brooks Carpenter
Herb Edelman
Bill Verso
Sally Kirkland
Pony Dunbar
Marcia Mae Jones
Peggy Vanderbilt
Don Keefer
George Gaynes
El Morocco Captain
Eric Boles
Army Corporal
Barbara Peterson
Ashe Blonde
Roy Jenson
Army Captain
Brendan Kelly
Rally Speaker
James Woods
Frankie McVeigh
Constance Forslund
Robert Gerringer
Dr. Short
Susan Blakely
Edward Power
Susanne Zenor
Dumb Blonde
Dan Seymour
Sean Collins
Army Corporal
Dorian Cusick
Professor's Wife
Robert Dahdah
Officer Passing Plaza
Beverly Goodman
Young Lady Pedestrian
Marvin Hamlisch
Guest at Movie Screening (uncredited)
Don Koll
Officer Dining
Bruce Pecheur
Party Guest (uncredited)
Cornelia Sharpe
Girl at Party
Andrea True
Extra (uncredited)
Did you know?
The college scenes were shot at Union College in Schenectady, New York. The large rotunda-like building is the Nott Memorial at Union College. The restaurant scene where Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand meet outside was filmed at the old Medberry Hotel in Ballston Spa, New York.
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The segment dealing with the McCarthy witch hunts had much more screen time. However the segment was cut to the bone. The chief victims of the cuts were Viveca Lindfors and Murray Hamiltion whose roles were turned into brief bit parts.
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The name of Hubbell's book was "A Country Made of Ice Cream".
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At the beginning of the movie, Katie walks into a bar with Bill. They agree that Katie will have her usual, Dubonnet on the rocks. Bill disappears for a moment, then returns with Katie's drink, which has absolutely no ice.
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At the beginning of the film when there is a montage that depicts how athletic Hubbell Gardner is, there a shot showing a birds eye view of him throwing the discus. He throws the discus out of the throwing circle traveling from one side of the circle (9 o'clock) and sees him release the discus at the other side (3 o'clock). The correct position for releasing the discus is clearly marked on the circle at the 12 o'clock position.
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When Katie and Hubbel are meeting the group shortly after President Roosevelt dies, she makes her "meeting up every 5 years" comment, after that she says to Hubbel "What are we doing here?" When she says that, her lip movements don't match what she's saying.
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Katie Morosky Gardner: Hubbell, it's Katie. You did know it was Katie.
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Katie Morosky Gardner: Your girl is lovely, Hubbell.
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Hubbell Gardner: You think you're easy? Compared to what, the Hundred Years' War?
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What kind of sports car was Hubbell driving on the way to his director's house?
That was a 1947 MG TC as seen here.
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What is 'The Way We Were' about?
Several years after they graduated from college, Jewish political activist Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand) runs into blond, all-American jock Hubbell Gardiner (Robert Redford). Hubbell is now in the navy and reduced to sleeping on barstools when on leave. Katie takes Hubbell to her apartment, lets him use her bed, and invites him to stay with her whenever he's in town and in need of a place to sleep. Hubbell takes her up on her offer and, as they get to know each other better, they eventually wind up falling in love and getting married. However, Katie's activism and ties with the Communist Party continues to haunt them as Hubble tries to become a screenwriter in Hollywood during HUAC's investigation into communist propaganda and influence in the motion picture industry.
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Photos from cast
Diana Ewing Allyn Ann McLerie