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same time, next year (universal) 1978 part 4 (what happened the year past…what will happen next) Alan Alda, and Ellen Burstyn


Alan Alda (George) and Ellen Burstyn (Doris)

Same Time, Next Year

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Produced by Walter Mirisch
Written by Bernard Slade
Starring Ellen Burstyn
Alan Alda
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Cinematography Robert Surtees
Editing by Sheldon Kahn
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) November 22, 1978
Running time 119 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Same Time, Next Year is a 1978 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay by Bernard Slade is based on his 1975 play of the same title.
The film opens in 1951 at an inn located on the Mendocino County coast. Doris (Ellen Burstyn) is a 24-year-old housewife from Oakland, George (Alan Alda) a 27-year-old accountant from New Jersey. They meet at dinner, have an affair, and then agree to meet once a year to rekindle the sparks they experience at their first meeting, despite the fact that both are happily married, with six children between them.  More…