Love Letters (1999 film)

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Love Letters
Directed by Stanley Donen
Produced by Leonard Goldberg
Martin Starger
Written by A.R. Gurney
Starring Steven Weber
Laura Linney
Music by Lee Holdridge
Cinematography Mike Fash
Edited by Robert M. Reitano
Philip Weisman
Distributed by ABC
Release dates
  • April 12, 1999 (1999-04-12)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Love Letters is a 1999 ABC television film directed by Stanley Donen and based on the 1988 play by A. R. Gurney. Gurney adapted his own work for the telescript, dramatizing scenes and portraying characters that were merely described in the play. Donen had envisioned it to be a theatrical film, but a limited budget restricted him to make a TV movie and he shot the film in only 17 days.[1] It is his last film as of 2016.


An ambitious U.S. Senator reflects back on his life after the death of a woman whom he loved and kept in contact with only through correspondence. The movie is told in flashbacks as the two first meet as children and begin their lifelong correspondence. He grows into his political aspirations and leaves her behind, as she becomes a struggling artist facing a rocky life: the two encounter different experiences on the paths they take.



  1. ^ "New York Daily News review". Retrieved December 28, 2011. 

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