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Once Around (1991)

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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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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 ...
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Lou Criscuolo ...
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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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The Bellas were one big happy family. Then Renata met Sam... See more »

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1 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ce cher intrus  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,851,083 (USA)
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The amount of time that Joe Bella (Danny Aiello) had been married to Marilyn Bella (Gena Rowlands) was thirty-four years. See more »

Goofs

During the scene of Jan's wedding, the person marrying the couple announces "with the power vested in me by the state of Massachusetts." However, Massachusetts is a commonwealth, and any Massachusetts governmental officer would actually say "vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." See more »

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Jan Bella: For chrissakes - he puts money in women's breasts!
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Referenced in Entertainment Tonight: Episode dated 21 January 1991 (1991) See more »

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Mama
Written by Cesare A. Bixio (as C.A. Bixio)
Italian Lyrics by Bruno Cherubini (as C. Cherbini)
Performed by Danny Aiello
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A funny and serious movie about a man who meets his wife and tries to fit in with her family
30 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

In my opinion 'Once Around' is a movie that was clearly never marketed correctly. It is a well written and has wonderfully created characters each with there own strengths and weaknesses. I admit that only reason I thought to watch it at first is that I find Holly Hunter totally enchanting. Upon watching a few minutes I was sucked in to find out what happens next. Granted most would consider it a 'chick flick', but I generally do not like 'chick flicks'. The trials and tribulations that each member of the family go through upon meeting 'Sam'(Richard Dreyfuss) and the things said amongst the characters are sad, funny and a good representation of life within families. It makes you think, laugh and even cry (yes I admit to it). Anybody who has ever tried to fit in with their spouse's family will definitely find this movie truly entertaining and possibly closer to the truth than parody. Richard Dreyfuss plays the part of a salesman really well. Danny Aiello plays the father of Holly Hunter and really makes the movie in my opinion. The supporting cast does a really good job of playing a family that has inner turmoil like most families tend to have. I think most people who watch this movie will be able to relate to this unsung gem!


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