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Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cathy Palmer / Rebecca Ryan
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Alan McMann
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Victor Marchand
Coral Browne ...
Margaret McMann
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Kevin Palmer
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Kevin Palmer Jr. (as C.B. Barnes)
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Karl Palmer
Jean Rougerie ...
Don Carlos
Pierre Santini ...
Inspector Klaus
Léon Zitrone ...
Ivan Stranauvlitch
Alain Flick ...
Train Passenger #1
Yassan Khan ...
Train Passenger #2
Christian de Tillière ...
Train Passenger #3
André Valardy ...
Dimitri
Robin Coleman ...
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Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and awakens in the hospital believing she IS Rebecca Ryan. Much craziness ensues as she meets the writer of the Rebecca Ryan books, thwarts real international spies, and eventually gets her memory back. Written by Suzanne Houghton <tpk@infonaut.com>

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She was an ordinary housewife until her trip to Paris turned into an extraordinary adventure.


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When Rebecca is drunkenly conducting the ensemble playing at the embassy party, the musicians are clearly not playing the Strauss waltz that is heard on the sound track. See more »

Quotes

Cathy Palmer: Does this thing have any pockets in it?
Alan McMann: Yes, and until now, no rips.
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The Blue Danube Waltz
Written by Johann Strauß (as Johann Strauss)
Played at the embassy party.
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A Wonderful Imaginative Witty Comedy
6 April 2003 | by (Provo, Utah) – See all my reviews

It's a mystery, a comedy and a lot of fun. It's about a family mother/woman who's love of writing fiction wins a contest and brings her to Paris where she gets into trouble when she gets hit by a car, bumps her head, and becomes the character she writes about...the fun begins. This is a wonderfully acted and very funny comedy. All my children loved this movie too. It's a lot of fun and to this day we still use some of the phrases from this movie like: "The important thing, kid,is you're doing something you like to do."


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