Starting Over



A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This effects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel. Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of confidence when ditched by his ambitious singer wife (Candice Bergen), until he begins to forge a new new relationship with an equally insecure teacher (Jill Clayburgh). But when the wife attempts a reconciliation - seduction followed by a truly excruciating song she has composed for him - he realizes where his loyalty lies.

  1. James L. Brooks


  2. Alan J. Pakula


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  1. Burt Reynolds

    Burt Reynolds

    Phil Potter

  2. Candice Bergen

    Candice Bergen

    Jessica Potter

  3. Jill Clayburgh

    Jill Clayburgh

    Marilyn Holmburg

  4. Charles Durning

    Charles Durning


  5. Frances Sternhagen

    Frances Sternhagen


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Status Released

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  • October 5, 1979
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

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