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Green Card (1990)

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A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.

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Brontë's Lawyer
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Mrs. Bird
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Gorsky
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Mrs. Sheehan
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Oscar
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Mr. Adler
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George Faure is a Frenchman who has been offered a job in the U.S. But in order to get the job he must obtain a work permit - green card, and the easiest way is to marry an American. Bronte Parrish is a New Yorker who is a keen horticulturist and just found the perfect flat with its own greenhouse. Unfortunately the flat is for married couples only. A marriage of convenience seems the ideal solution to both problems. To convince the immigration officers they are married for love, they must move in with each other. As the mismatched couple attempt to cope with life together, they start to fall in love. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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The story of two people who got married, met, and then fell in love. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Bид нa жительство  »

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$29,888,235 (USA)
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When Bronte and Georges go to shopping after Bronte reluctantly agrees to allow Georges to stay over for weekend so they can understand each other better there is Hindi conversion in background which translates "I will be late for couple of hours". See more »

Goofs

Georges repeatedly tells immigration officers about his Africa trips. The script overlooks that fact that INS would have or request a copy of his passport to process his case. In real life, INS would have realized immediately that the Africa story was not real: no entry/departure stamps in his passport. See more »

Quotes

[trying to shift all the blame for their bogus marriage onto Georges]
Brontë Mitchell Faure: You stroll around my apartment, touching my things. Do you know what trouble you've gotten me into? Do you?
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Eyes On The Prize
Written by Harry Stewart
Performed by the Emmaus Group Singers
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Green Card: A film whose romantic moments outweigh its dramatic scenes
22 January 2009 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

It is no so often that good films like "Green Card" are made.But when they are made,it is not so easy for dedicated viewers to remove such cinematographic gems from their minds as they captivate us to such an extent that we tend to think of them on all occasions."Green Card" is not only a good film but also a film with serious purpose.It tackles albeit in a non political manner, the need to obtain a green card in order to make a life better.By making,"Green Card" Australian director Peter Weir has created a film which highlights the importance of good things of life such as friends,love and music.Much of this film's strength comes in the form of fine performances by lead actors Gerard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell.They look like a real life couple madly in love with each other.As Gerard Depardieu is at the top of his acting abilities it can be said that no one would mind his accented English.A film with an obvious title "Green Card" might be perceived as a movie with a lot of drama but the cinematographic genius of Peter Weir is revealed in the form of his decision to relegate drama to back seat.This is the reason why he has shown credulous romance to make us all believe in the power of love in our lives.


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