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Cousins (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 February 1989 (USA)
Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.



(based on the film "Cousin, Cousine"written by), (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina DeAngeles ...
Aunt Sofia (as Gina DeAngelis)
Chloe Hardy (as Katie Murray)
Dean Kozinski
Terri Costello


Legal secretary Maria is married to car salesman Tom. Dance teacher Larry is married to the striking Tish. Larry's uncle is marrying Maria's mother. Tom and Tish meet at the wedding and waste no time taking more than a test drive in his BMW. So when Maria and Larry become acquainted later in the day they already have a common interest. But more than that, they find they like each other. A lot. Written by Jeremy Perkins

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They already have a lot in common. Her husband is sleeping with his wife. See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

10 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El sabor de la infidelidad  »

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Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,039,805, 12 February 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The literal English translation of the Cousins (1989)' source French film Cousin cousine (1975) was "Cousin, Cousin". Both titles are occasionally confused with another French film, David Hamilton's "Cousins in Love" [See: Tendres cousines (1980)]. See more »


When Chloe is lying in bed asleep as her mother looks over her, Chloe's head changes position from one edit to the next, first with her head turned downward on the pillow, then with her head turned upward next. See more »


Maria Hardy: How many jobs did you have?
Larry: I don't know. A lot. I change every two or three years. If it looks like I might be successful. I move on.
Maria Hardy: You don't want to be successful?
Larry: I want to be happy.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »


Maria's Theme
Conducted and composed by Angelo Badalamenti
© 1989 Warner Bros. Records, Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
Film photographs and artwork TM and Copyright © 1989 by Paramount Pictures Corporation
(p) 1989 Warner Bros. Records, Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
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Don't know why, but one of my favorite movies.
28 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

I can't put my finger on it, but this is one of my favorite movies. Could be the music, could be the story, but most likely it is the wonderful character development. You know these people by the end of the movie. It is also much funnier than I expected. This movie really snuck up on me, which is probably why I enjoyed it so much. I had never heard of it when I first saw it and was therefore expecting nothing. So, I guess this commentary just doomed the movie to mediocrity for all those who see it for the first time after reading my opinion.

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