Love, and pain, and the whole damn thing, on a tour of Spain, with Timothy Bottoms as Walter, the aimless young son of a doctor. While bicycling through the Spanish countryside, Walter makes the acquaintance of proper, middle-aged, clumsy and secretive Lila (Maggie Smith). He falls in love with her, but she is resistant.

  1. Alan J. Pakula


  2. Alvin Sargent


Top Billed Cast

  1. Maggie Smith

    Maggie Smith

    Lila Fisher

  2. Timothy Bottoms

    Timothy Bottoms

    Walter Elbertson

  3. Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón

    Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón

    The Duke (as Don Jaime de Mora y)

  4. Emiliano Redondo

    Emiliano Redondo

    The Spanish Gentleman

  5. Charles Baxter

    Dr. Elbertson

Full Cast & Crew

Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing
Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing


Status Released

Release Information

  • April 19, 1973


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget -

Revenue -



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