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Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  November 1990 (USA)
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Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin's aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home ... See full summary »

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Aunt Julia
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Pedro Carmichael
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Puddler
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Aunt Olga
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Uncle Luke
Jerome Dempsey ...
Sam & Sid
Richard B. Shull ...
Leonard Pando
Paul Austin ...
Donald Loader
Joel Fabiani ...
Ted Orson
Crystal Field ...
Josephine Sanders
Jayne Haynes ...
Aunt Hortensia
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Frances Loader
Rob Kramer ...
Jamie
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Faith Hope (as Anna Levine Thomson)
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Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin's aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home after many years away and Martin falls for her. Once Pedro finds out about this romance, he starts incorporating details of it into the script of his daily drama series. Soon, Martin and Julia are not only hearing about their fictional selves over the radio, but about what they are going to do next. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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Quotes

Martin Loader: Are they really worth worrying about?
Pedro Carmichael: Yes. It burns... it burns like love.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are read over the radio instead of being shown. See more »

Soundtracks

New Orleans, My Home (Going Back To New Orleans)
Written by Ellis Walsh
Performed by the Neville Brothers
Courtesy of A&M Records
Cherio Corp. (BMI)
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Delightful
24 January 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. I love everything about it.

It's a screwball comedy and first-rate farce. It kids soap operas, white-bread 1950's suburbia, and even points up the absurdity of racism, while still being joyous, fun, and affectionately good-natured. The acting is superb all around with delightful chemistry between the three main characters played by Barbara Hershey, Keanu Reeves, and Peter Falk. I'm amazed that anyone could fault Reeves' performance in this film. He is perfect - sweet, hopeful, naive and romantic. The May-late autumn romance between Reeves and Barbara Hershey is completely believable. You want these two to make it.

The secondary plot involves a playing-out of the radio soap opera as Peter Falk's character writes it. The acting is deliciously over-the-top as befits the absurd storyline. Extra kudos to Elizabeth McGovern. Who knew she could be so funny?

Peter Falk is the glue that holds the whole thing together. He wickedly manipulates everyone who comes within his sphere of influence - but all in the name of art and love.

As an added bonus, the music is wonderful, both as atmosphere and in and of itself. Wynton Marsalis wrote the score and his band plays the music. If you like jazz or even if you don't, the way it weaves in and out of and becomes part of the plot is a delight to the soul.


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