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With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.

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Mr. Perdue, Maitre D' at L'Idiot
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Bob, News Anchor
Gail Grate ...
Gail, News Anchor
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Maitre D' at Brunch (as Eddie DeHarp)
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Rap Waiter at L'Idiot
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Storyline

Harris K Telemacher is a 'wacky weekend weatherman' for a local Los Angeles television station who is searching for meaning in his otherwise cliche ridden Los Angeles life. With the help of an insightful and talkative Freeway sign, Harris embarks on a journey through Los Angeles in pursuit of Sarah, an English reporter who has been sent to the City of Angels to research an article for the London Times. Written by TheMovieHippo

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8 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Los Angeles Story  »

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$28,862,081 (USA)
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Patrick Stewart (Mr. Perdue) and Scott Bakula (Harris' neighbour) both played the captain of a starship named the Enterprise in the "Star Trek" franchise. Stewart played Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Generations (1994) and of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) in Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) whereas Bakula played Captain Jonathan Archer of the Enterprise (NX-01) in Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). See more »

Goofs

When driving along Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Diego, both cars are heading north rather than south, based on the Pacific Ocean being west of the highway; San Diego is south of Los Angeles. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Perdue, Maitre D' at L'Idiot: Your usual table, Mr. Christopher?
Carlo Christopher: No, I'd like a good one this time.
Mr. Perdue, Maitre D' at L'Idiot: I'm sorry, that is impossible.
Carlo Christopher: Part of the new cruelty?
Mr. Perdue, Maitre D' at L'Idiot: I'm afraid so.
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SanDeE* (Sarah Jessica Parker) is very peculiar about how her name is spelled. Still, the character is listed as "Sandy" in the credits. See more »

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References You Bet Your Life (1950) See more »

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Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement
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Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Fascinatingly weird, but ultimately enjoyable
22 July 2000 | by (somewhere much higher than you...) – See all my reviews

LA STORY is one of those films that leaves you feeling like maybe you shouldn't have enjoyed the movie as much as you did. Looking back on the film, the plot is absolutely preposterous, the characters are entirely one-dimensional and the acting questionable. Yet I don't think there is anyone out there that wouldn't ultimately enjoy this fantasy.

Steve Martin is in top form (maybe the last decent film he did before BOWFINGER), and the wacky charm throughout makes the comedy fresh and exciting. Tremendous cameo support from the likes of Chevy Chase, Rick Moranis and Woody Harrellson add to make LA STORY a fresh comedy with lots of appeal.


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