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John Cassavetes

Love Streams

Director John Cassavetes Composer Bo Harwood Cast John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Diahnne Abbott
Edition 1984
141' - 1984 - Drama - Dialogue: Spanish, French, English
The film describes a few days in the life of the writer Robert Harmon and his sister Sarah. The decadent life of Robert is made of alcohol, cigarettes, and short-time relationships with women; women he interviews for a book, he spends a weekend with at a casino or fall in love with for the fun of an evening. Having no constraints, he his unable to be responsible for anything including the care of his son, leaving him alone in an hotel room and teaching the 8-years old boy how to drink. His life is made of his own phantasms as an artist. His sister is divorcing from her husband because of her exuberant and insane behavior. She scares her daughter Debbie who prefers to stay with her father, a decision that hurts Sarah very deeply and reinforces her nervous breakdown. Most of the movie takes place in the house of Robert. We watch Robert and Sarah struggling with their own lives. As the movie progresses, the house gets empty little by little...

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John Cassavetes


Bo Harwood


John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Diahnne Abbott


John Cassavetes, Ted Allan

Director of Photography

Al Ruban


George C. Villaseñor


Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan

More info


Spanish, French, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Love Streams" (Ted Allan)