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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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 ...
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Joan Gay ...
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Lou Criscuolo ...
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Myra Taylor ...
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Michael Steve Jones ...
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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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1 February 1991 (USA)  »

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$14,851,083 (USA)
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Second and final [to date, June 2015] collaboration of actress Holly Hunter and actor Richard Dreyfuss. The first had been Steven Spielberg's Always (1989) which had been made and released around a couple of years earlier. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Joe Bella: Isn't it funny - on the one lousy day you wanna put a gun in your mouth, everybody wants to come over to celebrate.
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Referenced in Entertainment Tonight: Episode dated 21 January 1991 (1991) See more »

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Emperor Waltz
Composed by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss)
Performed by Peter Falk conducting Vienna State Opera Orchestra (as The Vienna Opera Orchestra)
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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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