Love Letters (1999 film)

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Love Letters
Based on Love Letters play by A. R. Gurney
Written by A. R. Gurney
Directed by Stanley Donen
Starring Steven Weber
Laura Linney
Kirsten Storms
Tim Redwine
Music by Lee Holdridge
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Leonard Goldberg
Martin Starger
Cinematography Michael Fash
Editor(s) Robert Reitano
Philip Weisman
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) Marstar/Mandy Films
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release April 12, 1999 (1999-04-12)

Love Letters is a 1999 American made-for-television drama 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 feature 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. Love Letters originally premiered on ABC on April 12, 1999.


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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