A womanizing, drunken, allelic writer, whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams, repeatedly finds himself in trouble of one sort or another with the law, ex-girlfriends, and jealous boyfriends.

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Zach
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Barney
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Alex
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Jake
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Molly
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Amy
Peter Donat ...
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Curt
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Angie
Michael Kidd ...
Dr. Westford
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Bernice
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Rick
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Greg
Raye Hollitt ...
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Zach Hutton is a womanizing, drunken, allelic writer whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams. He's still in love with his ex-wife (whose family can't stand him), writer's block is keeping him from completing his latest novel, and he repeatedly finds himself in trouble of one sort or another with the law, ex-girlfriends, and jealous boyfriends. Written by Humberto Amador

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The comedy that glows in the dark. See more »

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$19,674,852 (USA)
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Raye Hollitt (Lonnie) was the muscular warrior, "Zap", in the late-'80s version of "American Gladiators". See more »

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During the latter half of the movie Zach's beard alternates between real and obviously fake. See more »

Quotes

Zach: I figured it out, Barney. You can't cure a problem until you know what's causing the problem. But before you can see what's causing the problem, you first have to remove the problem.
Barney: You've gotta give up the vices to get to the virtues. I could've told you that.
Zach: Yeah? Why didn't you?
Barney: You want it to take, you got to figure it out for yourself.
Zach: Okay, wise guy, what's my problem?
Barney: You're scared like the rest of us. You drink too much, you chase girls much too much, and you don't use your God-given ...
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I Can't Go Home
Performed by The Robert Cray Band
Written by Robert Cray
Produced by Bruce Bromberg and Dennis Walker
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It's Ritter.. Ritter all the way !
26 July 2005 | by (Kerala, India) – See all my reviews

John Ritter makes Zach and the film memorable. It's more or less a one man show by him, though the character hardly has an element of heroism in it. He wonderfully transforms himself into Zach Hutton, a writer by profession with a weakness for drinks and women. He faces the fury of boyfriends of the women, and later, the revenge of the girls themselves, after they break up.

The movie progresses with hilarious sequences, at times slap-stick. Be sure not to miss the dialogues, for there are many instances when humour makes its presence in the most unexpected of situations. Altogether non stop entertainment is warrantied..


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