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Once Around (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  1 February 1991 (USA)
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Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sam Sharpe
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Renata Bella
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Joe Bella
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Jan Bella
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Marilyn Bella
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Gail Bella
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Tony Bella
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Peter Hedges
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Jim Redstone
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Rob
Cullen O. Johnson ...
Sonny
Joan Gay ...
Aunt
Lou Criscuolo ...
Uncle
Myra Taylor ...
Trainer #1
Michael Steve Jones ...
Trainer #2
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Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his excessively flamboyant style and irrepressible nature. The very traits she finds romantic, however, lead to repeated conflict with her family, especially her beloved father Joe, leaving Renata trapped in the middle. Written by Reid Gagle

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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1 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Ce cher intrus  »

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$14,851,083 (USA)
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In this, as in almost all films where an attempt is made to characterize a Boston accent, players don't understand that Bostonians would never not pronounce the r at the end of a word if the next word begins with a vowel. The classic "Park the car in Harvard Yard" is supposed to be pronounced thusly, "Pahk the car in Hahvad Yahd." See more »

Quotes

Jan Bella: For chrissakes - he puts money in women's breasts!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Worst of '90 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Me to the Moon
Written by Bart Howard
Performed by Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Also Performed by Danny Aiello, Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter and Rene Mandel
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Stay till the end.
24 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I started watching this movie on some movie channel and I kept watching because I knew I had seen it, but I completely forgot about it, and was SHOCKED to find out it was directed by Lasse Hallstrom. I couldn't remember a darn thing about it. (and us movie geeks hate that) Every actor in this movie are all "A" list. And that alone should keep you watching it. It has some tough parts to get through. But I advise you to stick to the end. I also agree that you have to accept (like Her family) Dreyfus's character for who he is, allow it to be part of the plot. If you can make it through the hard parts, you will be rewarded at the end. And remember this was made before Hollywood killed Frank Sinatra by putting a song of his in every darn movie. This is not a GREAT movie, but a darn good one, with a touching ending.


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