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Green Card (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 February 1991 (USA)
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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Phil
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Brontë's Lawyer
Jessie Keosian ...
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Gorsky
Mary Louise Wilson ...
Mrs. Sheehan
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Brontë's Parent (Mother)
Conrad McLaren ...
Brontë's Parent (Father)
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Anton
Danny Dennis ...
Oscar
Stephen Pearlman ...
Mr. Adler
Victoria Boothby ...
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In New York City, American Brontë Parrish and Frenchman Georges Fauré enter into a marriage of convenience, they not even actually meeting, introduced by their mutual friend Anton who arranged the union, until the day of the civil marriage ceremony. Brontë and Georges expect never having to see each other again until they file for divorce and have each gotten what they want out of the marriage. The reason for Georges wanting to be married: he, an aspiring composer who has been is the States for five months, has long overstayed his tourist visa, and wants to be a permanent resident to get his green card, marrying an American which will solve that issue. The reason for Brontë wanting to get married: she, a horticulturist, needs to be married to be accepted as the new tenant for her dream apartment, which contains a greenhouse with a collection of exotic but currently neglected plants, plus an expansive patio where she can grow plants for her research. Their plans are thrown for a loop ... Written by Huggo

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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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1 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bид нa жительство  »

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$29,888,235
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1.85 : 1
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Peter Weir performed a number of roles on this picture. Weir was the film's director, the main producer, and the sole screen-writer. See more »

Goofs

Bronte's arm on Georges' arm when they talk for the first time to the government agents. 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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Referenced in The Book That Wrote Itself (1999) See more »

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Pass The Ammo
Written and Performed by Professor Griff and L.A.D.
Produced by Kerwin Young, Beatmaster Clay D, and Professor Griff
Courtesy of Luke Records
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A great date movie
19 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a great date movie. I love it how they fall in love, despite they're difference. I also love it how she loves him for him, and not this built up romantic image that many American woman have about French men. (This is quite evident throughout the movie) Obviously the movie is just like the tag line, but how they get their, is a wonderful story within itself. I recommend this for anyone who wants to see a great date movie, and who doesn't mind a movie set in the 80s.


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