Oliver's Story (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

Oliver's Story (1978)




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After the death of his lover, a young man falls into a deep depression. This self-pitying funk only lifts when he falls in love with a beautiful heiress, but even then he fears that this new romance may also be doomed. This maudlin melodrama was the sequel to Love Story.
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    Paramount Home Video

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Ryan O'Neal
as Oliver Barrett IV
Candice Bergen
as Marcie Bonwit
Nicola Pagett
as Joanna Stone
Edward Binns
as Phil Cavilleri
Benson Fong
as John Hsiang
Charles Haid
as Stephen Simpson
Kenneth McMillan
as James Francis
Ray Milland
as Mr. Barrett
Josef Sommer
as Dr. Dienhart
Swoosie Kurtz
as Gwen Simpson
Sully Boyar
as Mr. Gentilano
Meg Mundy
as Mrs. Barrett
Beatrice Winde
as Waltereen
Fr. Frank Toste
as Fr. Giamatti
Deborah Rush
as 1st Girl in Bar
Ann Risley
as 2nd Girl in Bar
José Torres
as Community Activist
Gloria Irizarry
as Cleaning Woman
Miguel Loperana
as Community Activist
Sarah Beach
as Community Activist
Wilfredo Hernandez
as Community Activist
Dora CollazoLevy
as Community Activist
Herb Braha
as Butler
Peter Looney
as Bus Terminal Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Oliver's Story

All Critics (5)

Unnecessary sequel wallows in morose.

June 15, 2005

Was this necessary?

July 19, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Senseless sequels aren't always limited to cheesy action flicks and comic book adaptations.

June 25, 2004
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Oliver's Story


Unfairly disregarded as an unnecessary follow up to the huge hit "Love Story", this film tholugh slow at times, really let's you inside the mind of someone who loses a loved one. Nothing in life is simple and the way this film plays out is very true to life. Ryan O'Neal really plays it well here. I really enjoyed this one.

James Cupertino
James Cupertino

A lack luster sequel to Love Story. This story is boring, and not worth telling if you ask me. I suggest just watching Love Story and forgetting about this stupid sequel.

Aj V
Aj V

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