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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 ...
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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It's a most unusual love affair. See more »

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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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Both of the film's two leads have won Best Acting Academy Awards. Holly Hunter won the Best Actress Oscar for The Piano (1993) about a couple of years after Once Around (1991) whilst Richard Dreyfuss had previously won the Best Actor Oscar for Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl (1977). The gold statuettes awarded were won around sixteen years apart. See more »

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While Joe is playing the guitar for his daughter's wedding, his hand isn't even touching the strings. See more »

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Jan Bella: For chrissakes - he puts money in women's breasts!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991) See more »

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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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Once is never enough
5 March 2000 | by (Brocktroit, Massatucky) – See all my reviews

Being one of my favorite movies, I have seen it many times. It is a nice little movie that tells a nice little story. After glancing at the unbelievable negative comments here, it is clear that these few (3) users simply do not understand that the Richard Dreyfuss character is supposed to be arrogant! While they find this trait unappealing, it is CENTRAL to the film! My goodness! Without him being the way he is, the other central character played by Holly Hunter, would not be able to change and grow and ultimately be able to separate herself from her parents. This is a wonderful film where all the actors are completely believable. Danny Aiello is also remarkable and the interplay between he and Gena Rowlands is classic.


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