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Endless Love



A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by circumstance and accident.

Release Year: 1981

Rating: 4.2/10 (3,079 voted)

Franco Zeffirelli

Stars: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight

Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work David burns down the house and is sent away. This doesn't stop him from seeing her. When he gets out he goes to look for her. But in the end the passion for his first love is too strong and she has to leave or this love will kill both of them.

Writers: Scott Spencer, Judith Rascoe


Brooke Shields

Jade Butterfield

Martin Hewitt

David Axelrod

Shirley Knight

Ann Butterfield

Don Murray

Hugh Butterfield

Richard Kiley

Arthur Axelrod

Beatrice Straight

Rose Axelrod

James Spader

Keith Butterfield

(as Jimmy Spader)

Ian Ziering

Sammy Butterfield

Robert Moore

Dr. Miller

Penelope Milford

Ingrid Orchester

Jan Miner

Mrs. Switzer

Salem Ludwig

Mr. Switzer

Leon B. Stevens


Vida Wright


Jeffrey Marcus


(as Jeff Marcus)

She is 15. He is 17. The love every parent fears.

Release Date: 17 July 1981

Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Opening Weekend: $4,163,623
(19 July 1981)
(574 Screens)

Gross: $31,184,024

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Jami Gertz's screen debut.


Jade Butterfield:
What would you do if I died?

David Axelrod:
I'd die… I'd die too.

User Review

Special memory for me


This movie has special meaning for me. I remember being 16 when I took
the "love of my life" (who was 15) to see it. I had not seen it
since…until tonight. For some reason, I had been thinking about this
movie lately and looked on EBay and got it yesterday. I watched it
tonight and cannot believe the memories it brought back. I was
surprised to remember a lot of the scenes and lines throughout. It also
made me terribly sad to remember that my "love" passed away in a car
accident 3 years after we saw it together. The title song gets me every
time. I cannot honestly say whether or not this is a "good" movie as
far as "good" movies go. But I can say without a doubt that after
watching this tonight for the first time in 25 years, this movie takes
my heart to a place it hasn't been to since 1984 and made me remember
an unforgettable night in 1981.

I guess that's what certain movies do, be it "good" or "bad".