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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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Cast

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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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1 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ce cher intrus  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,851,083 (USA)
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Trivia

The customized license plate on the car of Sam Sharpe (Richard Dreyfuss) read "SHARPE". 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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Joe Bella: Get rid of the beard. You look like a goddamn terrorist.
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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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A Great Underrated Film
26 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this film late one night when there was nothing on HBO, Showtime or the countless other channels in our now 500-channel universe. "Once Around" has a great cast, an excellent story line and a song track that I just love.

Any film that has Richard Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter as leads and Gena Rowlands as a supporting actress should be a must see film and I don't know how this one got passed me when it was first released. It seems Richard Dryfuss's "Where Bob?" got all the attention in 1991 and this film seems to have come in under the radar.

"Once Around" displays real emotions, conflicts and family dynamics in a way that makes you laugh and makes you cry. Danny Aiello gives a great performance without going over the top and a young, Laura San Giacoma, before her "Just Shoot Me" days gives a glimpse of the star she should have become.

Congratulations to all who were involved in the endeavor.


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